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Diane Brodersen

I loved this book too. I loved the combination of the art history, the locale of Paris, and the murder mysteries. I cannot be sure, but I think Dan Brown did alot of research for this book. He presents alot of interesting facts on art and religion. I found the main character, quite humourous as well, while trying to unravel all the mysteries before him. Read it! It's good!

David

Good book, my second time reading it. There is a lot more information that pops out at you the second time through. Generally, my review follows those above mine.
Regarding Ms. Gregory's question: There is, in one of the chapters, a list of book titles that Langdon and Teabing use to prove their point about the 'true' story involving the Holy Grail. As far as I can tell, most of them are real books (though none of them are currently available at Tutt). The books that I have been able to check out from Tutt (though not the ones from the Fine Arts Center) do not recognize any of the happenings mentioned in The Code. For instance, books on Da Vinci's The Last Supper talk a lot about John, but do not mention anything on Mary Magdalene. However, some of the close-ups of the last supper show that there are thirteen simple glasses with wine, John really does look an awful lot like a woman,(s)he does make a clear V and an M with Jesus, and everyone on the left side IS really pissed off at her. And there is a disembodied hand holding a knife. Good fun!

CATEGORY: Reviewed by Jessy Randall
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DATE: 08/25/2003 03:18:02 PM
Just finished this book and thought it was great. A perfect summertime pageturner. I mentioned to a friend that I was reading it and she said "then why are you here talking to me? you should be home with the book!" (apparently she read the whole thing in one day).

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