Saturday, January 15, 2011
Book: The DaVinci Code
Author: Dan Brown
“Thriller with the right mix”
I am not ashamed to have read the book long after the movie version came out. The book is a separate entity. It is unique look into symbology, myth, art and history played in the present among locations accessible to anyone who wants to see them.
It is an interesting, intriguing and insightful novel.
The chapters are short, start with intrigue and end with suspense – thus giving the reader an illusion of fast-paced page-turner. But the story is grand and the plot a thriller. The timeless quest for the Holy Grail is replayed in modern times, with present day people reaching for the extraordinary.
The book is a must-read not because millions of copies have been sold in multiple languages but because it is a uniquely thrilling tale and a story that the generation will always recall instantly on mention. It is much better than the movie of course.