Book:The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown
Bantam Books / March 2003
Hard Back / 464 pages
Robert Langdon Series, #2
Date 6-29/7-1

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.

I picked this book up the first time, because I had read the first book & was very intrigued with the style of story telling.

What I liked the Most? Everything - this book blew my mind the first time I read it! And to this date, still leaves me wanting more.

What I liked the Least? Nothing.

Review:I was blown away by the amount of information & description in this book - but it never once felt to me like I was stupid for not knowing something, ya know? I loved the ebb and flow of the story, the gasps, shock & awe, and let's not forget the shear intrigue.

Recommended to: Any one

Best Quote:"I've got to get to a library... Fast!" - Robert

Challenges: Take a Chance, 100+


  1. This was a trippy book, wasn't it? I remember when my grandmother read it, she was all freaked out and I had to keep telling her "It is a FICTION book ... it doesn't mean it is true."

  2. Jenners - I LOVED this book back when I first read it & this latest reread. It's totally right up my alley.

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this one myself. Read is a couple times.