Does this remind you of The Da Vinci Code?

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Re: Does this remind you of The Da Vinci Code?

Post by Misael » 06 Jun 2018, 09:41

Yes, it does. I have never liked The Da Vinci Code because of the plot. So when I saw the cover and the title of this new book, it did not hold an appeal to me. If these books are entirely different in plot and what have you's, then I believe it could have used a different cover.

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Post by Kibetious » 06 Jun 2018, 14:35

It does bring to memory the valuable piece of art. To me, it does remind me of the Da Vinci Code and that is what came to my mind when I saw the book title.
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Post by Bianka Walter » 06 Jun 2018, 14:56

Anything that relates remotely to Paris, Da Vinci, the Louvre or religious conspiracy theories reminds me only of the Da Vinci Code. So I wouldn't be the right person to answer this objectively. :roll:
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Post by Laura Del » 06 Jun 2018, 15:09

I think there are a couple of similarities, and I can see where you're coming from. However, I think they are two different experiences.

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Post by thaservices1 » 06 Jun 2018, 18:07

Not even remotely. The DaVinci Code was a thrilling intelligently written novel based on actual academic study. This book is a cutesy romance with a simple fate driven plot.
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Post by nikkyteewhy » 06 Jun 2018, 19:50

I think the similarities only go as far as the name DaVinci used by both books. While Da Vinci code is deeper and has a richer content, the girl who knew DaVinci is superficial.

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Post by dgallois » 06 Jun 2018, 20:59

When I read the title of the book, the first thought I had was it sounds like The Da Vinci Code. I agree there are some similarities but I believe this one is more on the romantic side.
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Post by Mailis » 07 Jun 2018, 03:25

I remember, after reading the Da Vinci Code, searching desperately for similar books to read, so this might not be a bad thing. I think it owes some of it's popularity to the fact it gives those associations.

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Post by daniya__shah3 » 07 Jun 2018, 06:34

Glad to know I'm not the only one. However, Dan's books generally comprise of mystifying turn of events whereas this one is much simpler compared to Da Vinci Code. But yes, there are similarities, only minor.
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Post by KristyKhem » 07 Jun 2018, 10:22

I think the only similarity is the art setting. The Da Vinci Code is more detailed and thought-provoking. A lot more mystery in it also.

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Post by CambaReviewer » 07 Jun 2018, 16:36

The name reminded me of the Da Vinci code instantly. However, the storyline is very different and the only similarity between them is in the name.

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Post by Callistus Ibenye » 07 Jun 2018, 17:15

Haven read both books, I think the book bears only a minute similarities with the davinci code.

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Post by Ada4nathan » 08 Jun 2018, 17:12

It sure does, and it's one of the reasons I won't read it. I didn't like Da Vinci Code.

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Post by micoleon13 » 08 Jun 2018, 19:34

bookowlie wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 11:28
The Girl Who Knew da Vinci has a more simplistic plot with few clues and a beach read-style romance element. The Da Vinci Code contains historical subject matter that has been well researched
I read the discussion topic and was scrolling down to write my opinion, when this summed it up completely. While this book is enjoyable, it's a light read when you don't feel like concentrating. The Da Vinci Code is in another league completely, not only for the incorporation of historical facts, the believable mystery that makes you question whether it could actually be true, but for most importantly, the style and quality of writing. Other than the basics, I don't think they compare

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Post by Shraddha_rc » 09 Jun 2018, 07:51

Sushan wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 11:21
I think the only resemblance is the name of the great artist. the two books have different themes so I don't see a necessity to see common things
I totally agree with you. I was so engrossed in this book that it left me little to no time to find similarities. Besides the themes are different and just the names are similar, in my opinion.

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