The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

A Novel

eBook - 2003
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While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2003
ISBN: 9780385504218
Branch Call Number: e-book
Alternative Title: Library2Go


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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

A good deal of research gives this thriller an authenticity that can be baffling at times. An American symbologist on a lecture tour to Paris is accused of having murdered the Louvre's curator. A French cryptologist, who is the curator's granddaughter, helps the American not only to survive, but ... Read More »

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WVMLlibrarian Jul 30, 2013

Fast-paced and densely-plotted, this novel features symbologist Robert Langdon and his quest to uncover a priceless treasure.

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Aug 19, 2020

The narrative twists and turns are lifted from Angels and Demons, but still an entertaining read.

Jun 03, 2020

This is one of my all-time favourite books. I read The Da Vinci Code for the first time maybe 3 years ago, after a friend from school recommended it, and to this day it has been the best book recommendation I have ever gotten. Dan Brown does an amazing job of creating this historical but captivating thriller as he includes a lot of real facts to give it that authenticity many other authors lack. Adding in secret societies, secrets that have been lost for centuries, and never knowing who to trust makes for a suspenseful and fun read. This is the perfect book if you are new to thrilling/intense action books, as it is a very generally appealing book! Don’t let that stop you though if you are already an action fan, you will also love this book! 5/5 stars
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Aug 15, 2019

Everybody had to read it, but I thought the writing was very poor and the story contrived, whatever you might think of the theology involved.

Mar 29, 2019

The Da Vinci Code is the second installment of the Robert Langdon series and I must say, I enjoyed this more than its predecessor 'Angels & Demons', (although that was also a great read!). If you love twists and turns in every chapter and you're open minded when it comes to the 'power struggle' between science and religion, this should be the next book you read.

Are you looking for prose when it comes to writing? Dan Brown isn't your man.

Are you looking for deep and meaningful character development? Dan Brown isn't your man.

Are you looking for a thoroughly well researched page-turning thriller that may change the way you think about everything you've been told about religion growing up? Dan Brown is definitely your man.

Now stop reading this and start reading The Da Vinci Code

*Places a Hold on 'The Lost Symbol'*

Feb 27, 2019

Easily one of the greatest books of this generation. Brown is masterful at weaving together history and suspense in order to create a thrilling and intense book while still being able to tie everything together underneath the fabric of the historical premise. The plot is meticulously crafted, creative, and is sure to keep you enchanted. Overall, The Da Vinci Code is an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone.

Aug 25, 2018

Thrilling and complex.

Jul 12, 2018

Refreshing mystery suspense novel that has numerous plot twists along the way. The main characters have French police & killers on their trail, and they must figure out the meaning of a secret code (of complexity & criticism) before they are caught.

May 12, 2018

The Da Vinci Code was a compelling story involving a good mystery. A bit slow in parts but overall fantastic book. Great Work Mr.Brown

Dec 12, 2017

This is a detective story with many layers. Just when you think you've figured things out, you get some new information. I definitely recommend it.

Nov 21, 2017

Read this a number of years ago. Of course it was an astounding story - filled with intrigue, suspense a hint of the Supernatural just to give it come-on to the 'younger' folks out there (who still read).

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Sexual Content: This book contains sexual references

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Coarse Language: It has words such as 's**t' and 'd**k'

Mar 06, 2012

Other: This book is full of so much error it will confuse you from actual history and fact. I suggest you don't pick it in the first place or you will regret it.

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Aug 21, 2012

"The keystone is well hidden"
"Extremely well hidden, I hope!"
"Actually," Langdon said, unable to hide his grin, "that depends on how often you dust under your couch."

Jul 09, 2008

When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe.


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