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ISBN 9780307277671 moved to this editionWhile in Paris Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum his body covered in baffling symbols As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painterEven startling the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton Victor Hugo and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive ancient truth will be lost forever

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    PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it's brilliant Please do not try to explain to me that it is a really interesting and eye opening book Just don't Please I've read Iain Pear I heart Foucault's Pendulum Dashiell Hammett is my hero Alan Moore is My Absolute Favorite I listen to Coil on a fairly regular basis and cloak n' dagger secret societyPriory of SionKnights of Templar tinged num nums make me a very happy girl but if you truly believe that Brown's stupid airport thriller has ANY right whatsoever to be placed in the same category with Michael Wooden Dildo Dialogue Crichton let alone Umberto Eco kindly keep this opinion very far away from me or the ensuing conversation we have will not be constructive or polite in any wayI loathe Dan Brown I resent him for spoon feeding the masses pseudo intellectual Holy Blood Holy Grail D grade thriller shite under a pretense of real sophistication and getting orally serviced by The New York Times for his effortI'd heard that the novel was meticulously researched and contained some really interesting and controversial assessments of religious zealotry Um not really? Well not by my Merovingian standards anyway DLet's put it this way If Dan Brown was teaching an Insurgent Christian Symbolism in Art and Literature 101 class at my local community college I'd definitely have a different opinion about him But NO Dan Brown is not a professor of anything but pap He is a barely competent thriller writer who wrote an AWFUL book that I could not bear to finish because I felt my IQ plummeting a little further with every Let's Go to Paris Guidebook description and blowhard authorial essay Oh don't even get me started about those cute soliloquies the main characters are so fond of delivering ever so calmly often while cops n' bovvers are chasing themThe characters are weakly drawn The dialogue is excruciating The research is shoddy and self serving at best The plot no matter how open minded you are is beyond ludicrous It's laughable enough to be incorporated into the next Indiana Jones movie That'd be sweet dudeWhat really irks me are Dan Brown's sanctimonious interviews wherein he shows off all of his priceless antiques while expressing his abiding convictions that the American public needs a deeper appreciation of art and history and culture What a shallow self aggrandizing hypocrite I'm all for fictional subversion of the dominant Catholic paradigm but only if the subverter knows what the hell they're talking about Brown DOESN'T He's all la la la connect the dots but the picture he comes up with is awkward and unconvincingThe DaVinci Choad is a dead easy nay downright lazy read and yet droves of people are patting themselves on the back for having read and gasp actually understood it Like this is some spectacular achievement? WHY? What because the slipcover describes it as erudite? Are you fucking kidding me?Don't believe the hype kids You are profoundly intelligent than this holiday page turner gives you credit forIf you really honestly just plain liked the book that's cool I guess Maybe you also prefer Anne Geddes to Alfred Stieglitz Kenny G to Sidney Bechet John Tesh to Igor Stravinsky Your prerogative Just please don't try to tell me that this is fascinating or meaningful literature Frickin' read The Club Dumas or something Then we'll talk and I won't want to shoot myself in the faceAlright glad I purged that poison from my system Carry on