Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code
Tue Apr 20th 2004, 2:47pm
Everywhere I go these days I see people reading Dan Brown's two popular books: The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons (see my prior review). It's true, the books are good--they're exciting, high-paced, chock full of little pieces of interesting historical and relevant religious trivia. You'd never imagine that the knowledge base of one art history instructor could rival my one-time TV hero MacGyver in any death-defying situation.

Like its predecessor, The DaVinci Code is a detective's game, making sense of bizarre clues and solving mysteries one after another in the quest for answers and the righting of wrongs. Our protagonist Robert Langdon again proves his wile by outthinking any otherwise confounding situation. The tidbits of history continually divulged are enough to make you go "hmm", and if any of it were true (who knows) would certainly be enough to make one question some of the very foundations of modern Christianity.

The pace isn't quite as frantic as Angels & Demons, which I remember on several late nights fighting the irresistible urge to keep reading. And while I'd generally give A&D a better rating, DaVinci is another great read--for first time Brown readers or not.

Visitor comments
On Fri Apr 23rd 2004, 12:04pm, fzachman posted:
I read The DaVinci Code a while ago and thought it was a great book. I've never read Angels and Demons, though. I'll have to remember to pick that up one of these days.

On Sat Apr 24th 2004, 9:31pm, Steve Kehlet posted:
Definitely, if you liked DaVinci I think you'll like A&D even more.