The Da Vinci Code
A NovelBook - 2003 | 1st ed.
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.
THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller...utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.
From Library Staff
VaughanPLAlexandra May 13, 2013
An exciting and exhaustively researched page turner about secret societies.
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masterorlandoscalzo thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
Burgundy_Goldfinch_1 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
Violence: If you prefer a less voilent book, read 'The Phoenix Files'
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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"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."
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The Da Vinci Code( I read the Young Adult version) tells the story of Harvard professor; Robert Langdon and French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu as they attempt to unravel the truth behind the death of Sophie's grandfather, the curator of the Louvre museum. The book opens with Langdon receiving an urgent call asking for him to come the Louvre to help with the investigation, but he soon realizes he's there for a very different reason. He must rely on the help of Sophie when they are forced to escape the museum. Codes displayed at the crime scene lead Robert and Sophie down a trail of clues leading to the truth behind the Curators death, and the secrets he spent his final minuets trying to protect. This book has many components that make it so great, especially the settings, which are all real places. In addition to a mystery that keeps your interest level high, the Da Vinci Code incorporates a diverse cast of characters, all with a backstory, and an amazingly accurate descriptions of historic paintings, and locations. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone age 13 and up who enjoys mysteries or suspense. My favorite part of the book is the epilogue. This was my favorite because one of my predictions I made when I first started reading the book was confirmed, and explained. -Alice