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Have you read The Da Vinci Code?

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  • flutegirlrockz
    Champion of the Balance
    • Jul 2004
    • 1350

    Have you read The Da Vinci Code?

    Iv'e heard a lot about this book both good and not so good so I was wondering what the posters around here that have read it (If any have read it that is) thought of it.
  • McTalbayne
    Eternal Companion
    • Jan 2004
    • 557

    #2
    Its a nice, easy read, to be taken with a grain of salt.
    It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

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    • MissDreamy
      Citizen of Tanelorn
      • Mar 2004
      • 204

      #3
      Not sure about this one. . . My flatmate's bought it, but I've advised him not to read it on the tube. It's the literary version of the iMac at the moment, can't swing you bag without hitting a nearby copy of The Da Vinci Code :D

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      • MissDreamy
        Citizen of Tanelorn
        • Mar 2004
        • 204

        #4
        Not sure about this one. . . My flatmate's bought it, but I've advised him not to read it on the tube. It's the literary version of the iMac at the moment, can't swing your bag without hitting a nearby copy of The Da Vinci Code :D

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        • MissDreamy
          Citizen of Tanelorn
          • Mar 2004
          • 204

          #5
          My computer is possessed this afternoon :roll: Apologies about the double post, it can't cope being connected to the Biggest Computer Monitor in the Multiverse.

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          • MissDreamy
            Citizen of Tanelorn
            • Mar 2004
            • 204

            #6
            Also realised I put iMac, when I meant iPod. Mind you, it looks like I'm the only one in this thread presently :lol:

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            • flutegirlrockz
              Champion of the Balance
              • Jul 2004
              • 1350

              #7
              Originally posted by MissDreamy
              Also realised I put iMac, when I meant iPod. Mind you, it looks like I'm the only one in this thread presently :lol:
              That ok I've noticed some one on the Q&A has started there own Da Vinci code thread but mine was here first.

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              • MissDreamy
                Citizen of Tanelorn
                • Mar 2004
                • 204

                #8
                You tell 'em! :D

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                • flutegirlrockz
                  Champion of the Balance
                  • Jul 2004
                  • 1350

                  #9
                  I've started reading it , the dialogue seems pretty bad but the plot seems interesting but it hardly seems to be a page turner. It might get better( I've only read 50 pages) if it doesn't it's probably the most overratted book ever. Anyway it's better then The Fall of Hyperion which is the last book I'v'e read.

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                  • MissDreamy
                    Citizen of Tanelorn
                    • Mar 2004
                    • 204

                    #10
                    My flatmate enjoyed it, and he's trying his darndest to get me to read it. He agrees about the dialogue though, particularly the description parts. I might give it a go, eventually.

                    Congratulations on your 100th post, by the way! :D

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                    • flutegirlrockz
                      Champion of the Balance
                      • Jul 2004
                      • 1350

                      #11
                      Thanks for that.

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                      • mordenkainen
                        Eternal Companion
                        • Dec 2004
                        • 829

                        #12
                        Originally posted by TheAdlerian
                        Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Ecco

                        Is much better and about a very similar subject.
                        Right.
                        The Da Vinci code is not worth reading but it won't take too much time or mental effort either if you want to. It's just an ill-written impoverished plagiat of Eco's book, which I can't recommend too much.

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                        • flutegirlrockz
                          Champion of the Balance
                          • Jul 2004
                          • 1350

                          #13
                          Originally posted by MissDreamy
                          My flatmate enjoyed it, and he's trying his darndest to get me to read it. He agrees about the dialogue though, particularly the description parts. I might give it a go, eventually.

                          Congratulations on your 100th post, by the way! :D
                          And on your 100th post too :) .

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                          • kard
                            Sailor on the Seas of Fate
                            • Dec 2003
                            • 74

                            #14
                            havenآ´t read DaVinci Code, but Foucaultآ´s Pendulum is really good. it seems to be the most popular Eco novel in english speaking parts of the world.

                            look out for "The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana", the new Eco, english translation should be released in June.

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                            • MissDreamy
                              Citizen of Tanelorn
                              • Mar 2004
                              • 204

                              #15
                              Yeah, we're both Champions of the Balance now. Ooo er....[/quote]

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