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24 April 2004 @ 10:12 am
the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown  
Finished the Da Vinci Code last night around 03:30. My armchair theologist, feminist and puzzle solver loved it. Back when I was running my religious tolerance site in college, several folks contacted me about thesis that were being written about the very subject the book covers, basing most of their work off of the Nag Hammadi Library, so it was a delight to have it presented in a fun suspense/thriller type format.

I also learned several things I didn't know, and did some verification. I'm pleased with Brown's research and thoroughness.

Well worth the read, and it's a quick read, too. Great momentum.
 
 
 
Ichiban Chandomichan on April 24th, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
I'm SO looking forward to reading this. I'm such a puzzle fan. :)
Deborah: sunglasses downoracle2c on April 24th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the Da Vinci Code. It especially intrigued me with all the Goddess references and challenged me to follow up with research on how valid some of his comments were. Like you I found them well researched. I also enjoyed his other book Angels and Demons and recommend it to those who liked the Da Vinci Code.
Currently, I am reading something similar, Greg Iles' Footprints of God. It has the same fast paced reading with some really interesting theories. Not as good in my opinion as Da Vinci Code, but similar.
Sarah: coffeesarmonster on April 25th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
Dad was upset I didn't check out Roslyn Chapel (he sent me the book after reading it) It was hard for me not to wrangle Mike into going there while we were in Scotland(its not far from Edinburgh). We'll probably be in Paris come Friday: It's like touring the book backwards.
Kburgunder on April 26th, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC)
I wasn't planning on going to Paris while I was in Europe this summer (I'm going to be touring from post-Leipzig to June 23) but after reading the book, 1. I kind of want to see a few things in paris and 2. I want to observe with my own eyes how many people kneel at the pyramid, I'm convinced there probably already is and will be an interesting response to the book, kind of like how Contact is supposed to work - introduce the concept in a feasible but not "proven" way and let the public and popular culture flirt with it...