TITLE: The Da Vinci Code
SERIES: The Robert Langdon Series, Book 2
AUTHOR: Dan Brown
FORMAT: Kindle version
PAGES/LOCATIONS: 592 pages/7499 locations
CURRENT LOCATION: approx. page 284/location 3659; Beginning of Chapter 52
GOODREADS’ AVG. RATING: 3.72 out of 5 stars; 1,225,017 ratings
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries … unveiled at last.
As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown’s novel is a thrilling masterpiece – from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.
IMPRESSIONS SO FAR:
I am still completely happy with my choice to go back and read the first two novels of The Robert Langdon Series again before reading The Lost Symbol and Inferno. I am still finding myself at that stage where I can remember the larger events in play, but it is the smaller ones in between which lead them to their ultimate goal that I had forgotten. I still feel as if I am reading this book for the first time in a lot of ways just because I don’t have that overly familiar feeling for the book, I don’t know what is going to happen when I turn the page.
Robert and Sophie are now on the run from the police who are convinced that Robert is the one responsible for the murder of Jacques Sauniere because Sauniere had indicated in an assumed to be post script to find Robert Langdon. However, it turns out that the message wasn’t a post script, rather, it was a clever coded message from Sauniere to his estranged granddaughter Sophie instructing her to find Robert. I absolutely love this novel because of its use of puzzles through out the story. As a teenager and still as an adult, I have always found myself interested in completing puzzles. I would work on the daily crossword in the newspaper as well as its word jumbles, then I got heavily into Sudoku, and as a child I had always been into word searches and mazes – I have just always had a love for puzzles. I am actually having fun reading this book where so many logic puzzles come into play in order to discover a powerful hidden truth that can change the world – it is just fascinating.
I hope to finish the book over the course of the next week so I can write up a proper review and delve into some new reading in the form of The Lost Symbol and eventually, Inferno.