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Post Number:#61  Postby Nickywilliam » 02 Dec 2010, 04:09

Yes i agree,I absolutely like that book it was so unique to have and i really enjoy reading this kind of topic.
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Post Number:#62  Postby Tip the Bottle » 02 Dec 2010, 16:18

Media is overrated by the people who didn't or don't enjoy it and is underrated by those who love it the rest of us just don't understad what the big deal is.
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Post Number:#63  Postby Hazelrah » 05 Dec 2010, 16:31

I didn't buy the "shocking revelations" of DaVinci Code for one second, but I do enjoy that type of book: Treasure hunts thru ancient cities, long forgotten puzzles, etc. So I enjoyed that aspect of it (and the same for Angels and Demons and The Lost Symbol)

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Post Number:#64  Postby Lapssone » 30 Dec 2010, 02:51

One of my favorite books Smile
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Post Number:#65  Postby Nigella » 10 Jan 2011, 08:49

I loved the book a lot more than the movie. The book went slow and it was good to follow all the math/clue's which I enjoyed. The film just rushed through it.
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Post Number:#66  Postby Loveclassicbooks » 18 Jan 2011, 17:04

This was definitely one of those books that I could not put down, and have since read all of Dan Brown's novels. The movie though was awful. Just too much of a story to capture in 2 hours on a screen.
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Post Number:#67  Postby Sarabell » 20 Jan 2011, 05:56

Tmritz wrote:I have not read any other books by Brown. Are they similar in style?
I'd say that's an understatement! I read two of his books, then I found I HAD to read the others, just to see how formulatic they were... The answer? VERY. (I haven't read The Lost Symbol-- it was long before that was out that I read the others. I assume The Lost Symbol is a lot like the others. And I enjoy his writing style, but I already read it 4 times, that's enough for me. lol)
inkcharmed wrote:I actually really liked it... :) But I thought that Angels and Demons was better, which no one really mentions.
That's so funny, because I ALWAYS hear people mention that they liked Angels and Demons better! Seriously, always. lol I liked DaVinci Code better, but probably only b/c I read it first, and I found them SO formulatic, that the first time was the time the novelty was most enjoyable for me.
babypinkcandygirl wrote:i actually feel quite sorry for dan brown. he wrote a nice, little fictional mystery that was full of little clues and puzzles (and, even though i dont think he's shakespeare, i do find the pace of his stories spot on) then it exploded! yes, i think the book is over-hyped but that isn't his fault. anyway, there have been so many times when ive picked up a thriller or a muder-mystery and been utterly disappointed. i was quite pleased the da vinci code delivered what it promised and gave me a couple of days of pure escapism.

you wouldnt pick up a jackie collins thinking it was a jane austen. so why do the same with dan brown...? 7.5/10 :D
I tend to agree! I don't overthink it. DaVinci Code kept me on the edge of my seat like not a ton of books have done. Sure, it's a bit of brain candy (& after reading his others, as I've mentioned, I find him formulatic), but it was FUN reading! That's enough for me sometimes, you bet!
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Post Number:#68  Postby Scottbuda » 29 Jan 2011, 15:00

I prefer Angels & Demons. Although Paris is such a beautiful city. I did enjoy visualizing it as I read the DaVinci Code.
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Post Number:#69  Postby Fran » 30 Jan 2011, 15:34

Scottbuda wrote:I prefer Angels & Demons. Although Paris is such a beautiful city. I did enjoy visualizing it as I read the DaVinci Code.


You should read Michele Giuttari ... he does for Florence what Dan Brown does for Paris. 'A Florentine Death' & 'A Death in Tuscany' are brilliant.
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Post Number:#70  Postby StephenKingman » 01 Feb 2011, 15:57

You can pick up these films so cheap nowadays and it just reminds me that i think Da Vinci Code was superior to Angels and Demons in many ways.
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Post Number:#71  Postby Fran » 01 Feb 2011, 16:28

StephenKingman wrote:You can pick up these films so cheap nowadays and it just reminds me that i think Da Vinci Code was superior to Angels and Demons in many ways.


I still think the closing scenes in Angels & Demons was awsome
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Post Number:#72  Postby Zekes » 01 Feb 2011, 21:15

This book maybe over rated but I still love it. Its well research that it can make you also think twice about the fact that's stated here. I love how Dan Brown make a good twist on this story. I mean he's really good at making people confuse and think.
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Post Number:#73  Postby Wendychang » 23 Feb 2011, 15:09

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I thought The Da Vinci code was one of the most overrated books I've ever read. Take away all the religious and mystical stuff and it's nothing but a typical formulaic chase thriller with cardboard characters.

Brown has a basic formula in all of his books. There's almost always a female character who has father issues and uses an authoritative, smart male as a father substitute. At least one or two totally evil psychotic villain characters with strange body mutilation fetishes. Figures who are supposed to be trustworthy who turn out to be villians. Lots of technical or mystical mumbo jumbo.

In short, it's pulp fiction with pretensions. But that's me. YMMV.

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Post Number:#74  Postby KB92 » 02 Mar 2011, 19:32

I'm kind of surprised that so many people had issues with this book! I read it in just a few days because I thought it was really well done. I think it was a little far fetched, but it is a fictional book so I didn't put that much focus into it. Just because it used real life and familiar names, art, and references doesn't mean it has to be a realistic book. I enjoy his writing style because it moves really quickly. He never spends too much time describing things that the reader doesn't really care about.
Having said that, I do think that Angels & Demons was significantly better. I liked the topic more, I liked the religious and historical references more, and I enjoyed how there was a time restriction in the book that Langdon had to follow.
I have not seen the film based off The Davinci Code, but I did see Angels & Demons and absolutely hated it so I will not watch the other movie. Very disappointing!
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Post Number:#75  Postby Richard Kane » 05 Mar 2011, 08:55

Hi everyone,

The Day Time was Hacked is nothing comparable to the DVC. This author has been inside the Vatican, inside the secret archives and all, as we read in his bio. Wow. Don't believe Dan Brown has set a foot inside this part of the Vatican...

All those historic details blending into multiple story streams and ending in one big unexpected surprise... It is an incredible good read, and all those plot twists and turns make it a real mind bender, and it is still more SF than a DVC look alike.

Anyway, nothing wrong with the DVC, Dan has singlehanded created a whole new book segment! Chapeau!
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