Truthfully, I am probably the last person to read Dan Brown’s Davinci Code. I put off reading it for this reason, I really hate how hyped things get in America, there is truly a mob/cult mentality about things like this, and I try not to participate. I prefer to let myself think that I control my spending habits, not marketing. Off my soap box and to the book…
Well, the book didn’t impress me much. It was just a typical page turner, with one exception. The shortest chapters I have ever seen. Maybe that’s why everybody loved it; they thought they were smart, fast readers I guess. Brown must have written this book in very small chunks like a thesis, but without meaningful content. I am not going to bother with plot details and the like since everybody has either seen the movie or read the book. I will say that I enjoyed finishing this book.
I thought the plot was incredibly predictable, and the puzzles were simple. I guess I was expecting a truly well thought out plot with twists and connections that were actually novel, not Hollywood predictable. Oh well.
As for the religious connotations, so what. First, Brown isn’t at all original, he just pulled from several others’ peoples work before him. Second, who cares? Would it truly matter if Jesus had a bloodline? The Church has already take and separated historical Jesus from spiritual Jesus. Overall a disappointment. I was hoping that if so many people truly liked it, the book might have some merit as literature.