Sunday, April 03, 2005

Book 15

"The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown

So Carmen told me I had to read the book. And so did Sam. And my Dad said he hated it. I figured I'd give it a go, so what did I think?

Well, I think that Mr Brown maybe needs to learn how to slip his research (or supposed research) into his work a little more subtly. Every two pages, he has a habit of waving his hands in the reader's face and yelling "LOOK WHAT I KNOW!"

That said, I enjoyed the book quite a bit. I'm not going to say that it moved my world or that I now believe absolutely in the Sacred Feminine, but it was a pacy thriller that flowed smoothly and worked well in it's own world. The fact that it all happened within the space of about 24 hours, without the consequent and abitrary extensions of time that some thrillers suffer from. The villain isn't a one dimensional bugbear with no redeeming features, and the hero and heroine only kinda get together, as opposed to the gratuitous sex that often mars the genre.

Not a bad book to read, and definitely one to grab if you're going on a long plane flight, "The Da Vinci" is worth 3 and a half Templar conspiracy theories out of five.


Anonymous MissNovember said...

I am - Air Strike
You preferred a weapon with 50% power over speed and 76% range over melee.
You use Air Strikes.
Fighting? Fighting is for idiots! All you have to do is make a quick walkie-talkie call and have the ground ahead of you carpeted with explosive charges. Your enemies will be searching frantically for refuge as you chuckle from afar.

11:11 PM  

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