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Old 04-25-2006, 03:26 AM   #1
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The Da Vinci Code

Anyone with eyes or ears will have heard of the Da Vinci Code, and most people know that it is a worldwide bestseller. I jumped on the bandwagon a few days ago in anticipation of the movie, and I have to say, after about 150 pages it is absolutely terrific. Anyone who likes to pick up a good book once in a while should check it out, especially since you don't want to spoil it by seeing the movie first on May 19.

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Old 04-25-2006, 03:29 AM   #2
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I've had the audiobook for about 3 months and my sister got the book the other day, but I'll just listen to someone read it to me starting tonight if it really is that good lol...The movie sounds good too, can't wait to see that.
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:56 AM   #3
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'tis an excellent read. I won't spoil it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:29 AM   #4
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'tis an excellent read. I won't spoil it.

Better not...every page is tells so much, it would be so easy to spoil it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:19 AM   #5
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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I thought angels and demons was better. But the D. code was a good fiction read.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:44 PM   #7
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i'm gonna wait for the movie
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:02 PM   #8
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I thought angels and demons was better. But the D. code was a good fiction read.

Agreed.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:45 AM   #9
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I read angels and demons first, then TDVC, then his other two books, he is a very talented writer. And yes I must agree that A&D was better... I also think it would make for a better movie, much more action.

I also really enjoyed reading them both agan, because I read them, then went to europe and actually saw some of the things he discussed, and read it agin. Great times!
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Without spoiling anything, what made Angels and Demons better? My dad actually has the book, but I haven't read it.
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Without spoiling anything:

It had a lot more action, and a LOT more fact, It still has the fiction twist to it, but a lot is based on real shit. Which I thought was awesome. It also has a lot more action as well.
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:46 PM   #12
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# 1: As far as quality goes, the Da Vinci Code is a peice of shit. I've read parts of it.
# 2: Everything the author says he made up. So he's writing a work of fiction and trying to pass it off as real.
# 3: He plaigarized like half of it, which is why he was recently sued.
# 4: His wife wrote nearly all of it anyway.
# 5: Shit like this pops up all the time. I'm not a catholic, but I can see when a book is written just to make the Catholic church look bad. It's propaganda. And too all you who read it and liked it: you suck. Anyone who believed it too sucks twice.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:38 PM   #13
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# 1: As far as quality goes, the Da Vinci Code is a peice of shit. I've read parts of it.

You've read "parts of it" so that makes you an expert?


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# 2: Everything the author says he made up. So he's writing a work of fiction and trying to pass it off as real.

No, it's being passed off as a work of FICTION, like teh rest o fhis books, including Angels and Demons that uses teh same protagonist. Had you read mor ethan just "parts of it" (parts probably carefully selected for you by someone else), you would have known that.


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# 3: He plaigarized like half of it, which is why he was recently sued.
# 4: His wife wrote nearly all of it anyway.

These contradict each other. Either he plagarized half of it OR his wife wrote "most" of it. You can't do both. You'd be an idiot to believe both. He did write a couple of other books with his wife, however.


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# 5: Shit like this pops up all the time. I'm not a catholic, but I can see when a book is written just to make the Catholic church look bad. It's propaganda. And too all you who read it and liked it: you suck. Anyone who believed it too sucks twice.

It's f*cking FICTION, and it, like many suspense thrillers, from The Andromeda Strain to anything by Tom Clancy, use a couple facts, a couple of "interesting what if's" and then build an entirely fictional mystery/suspense/action drama story around them that SOUNDS like it could happen. They aren't propoganda, and you're an idiot if you think so. No more propoganda than the TV show 24 is.

Dan Brown's 4 novels so far use similar themes in different settings, similar characterizations, and hinge on his long time love of cryptography. Two of the novels use "what if's" based on his history with the church. Much like ANY writer uses what they know to wrote fiction novels that use real places and things as plot points. Deception Point and Digital Fortress use similar plottings, but are NOT church related, and are more like reading any other suspense drama. YOU ony have a problem because YOU think these are direct attacks on YOUR faith. They're novels.
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# 1: As far as quality goes, the Da Vinci Code is a peice of shit. I've read parts of it.
# 2: Everything the author says he made up. So he's writing a work of fiction and trying to pass it off as real.
# 3: He plaigarized like half of it, which is why he was recently sued.
# 4: His wife wrote nearly all of it anyway.
# 5: Shit like this pops up all the time. I'm not a catholic, but I can see when a book is written just to make the Catholic church look bad. It's propaganda. And too all you who read it and liked it: you suck. Anyone who believed it too sucks twice.

you sir are an idiot and you SUCK. F*UCKING E-TARD
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you sir are an idiot and you SUCK. F*UCKING E-TARD
Fighting stupidity with stupidity seldom works. You have now lowered yourself to his level.
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