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The Da Vinci Code (Young Adult Adaptation) by Dan Brown

catarina_gato's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

stavangerruler's review against another edition

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4.0

Pretty good 👍

laura_thereflectivebookshelf's review against another edition

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4.0

I loved this book- it was a great read-I couldn't put it down. The writing style isn't too detailed but it's interesting and keeps you turning the pages.

dijana_z's review against another edition

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4.0

I will never say 'no' to a book about Leonardo Da Vinci, even if it is not entirely about him. For me, the beauty of all Dan Brown's books isn't the plot or the characters (even though I must admit that every single one of them leaves me hanging and not knowing what will happen until the last page), but the fact that he researched thoroughly everything that he could about Da Vinci's life, his beliefs and the historical facts and myths. And he gives us an amazing thriller full of little facts that make it so much better.

rosemarysbooks's review against another edition

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5.0

Sometimes, you just want to have FUN! This book served this purpose for me. I had a blast with this book! Yes, it's complete tripe. Yes, it's formulaic. Yes, it's stupid beyond belief. But, it is a really fun book! It was so much fun that I really can't remember one thing about this book, other than it was about Jesus and Mary Magdelene and somehow or other, Leonardo and Mona Lisa are involved, but I do recall the breathless pleasure I had reading it. It's like religious porn. I kept turning the pages because it made me feel like a bad girl, heh heh heh. *This* is why I give it the rating of "amazing." If I had to vote, purely on the worth of the book, I'd have to give it one star, as it really is complete tripe.

lasesana's review against another edition

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4.0

Brown’s extensive research on Dante’s Inferno, Florence, and the science is woven into the story in a way that does not stop the action, but keeps it going. The book is well structured, with the action and research providing a good counterpoint to each other.
Maybe because I personally researched Dante’s Inferno last year for an unrelated project, I felt that Brown’s links and ways of incorporating the classic work into the novel could have been done better. It could have also been done worse.
Brown uses a pretty transparent tool of metafiction by ending the book with the exact same word as Dante ends the three parts of his Divine Comedy. However, I have to admit that even though Brown is a bit heavy-handed with this device, I smiled when I read it. I felt complicit with the writer, which is kind of the goal of this device, to make you feel like you and the writer are sharing something that others may not have caught if they were not as bright or observant or well-read. Again, a bit heavy-handed, because he mentions it several times in the book, but demonstrates a clear concern, awareness, and evolution of style on the part of the writer.
Even though Brown has been criticized for “his overwriting, his overuse of clichés, his paper-thin characterizations, and his impenetrably murky plots,” his books are still enjoyable, easy to read, and entertaining. This book in particular shows how Brown is progressing as a writer in terms of style and structure.

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mikuthemuso's review against another edition

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4.0

I really enjoyed this as a teenager. I know it gets a lot of flack for its childish and melodramatic writing style, but I loved it.

bibliophilecharms's review against another edition

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4.0

Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor and a symbologist, receives a late night phone call regarding the Louvre's curator who has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside his body lies some baffling codes. Sophie Neveu, a French cryptologist, joins this bizarre murder quest with Langdon and dive into the vaults of astounding history.

This book really left me shaken. Dan really has made some controversial remarks based on some conspiracies and the most annoying part is that I can't fully trust them (I did my fair share of research over internet) tho I want to but thw thing is it's already been in controversy since decades. And, not to forget that according to Dan this book is 99% true. He believes it. So, I'm just in lost in between.

For me this book started great and ended on a good note too. But, in the middle it really got annoying and I was literally

jaxboiler's review against another edition

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4.0

I am not quite sure if it lived up to all the hype but I did enjoy reading it.

theitaliandream's review against another edition

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4.0

I'm not going to lie, I had a lot of fun with this book. I don't think it was written to be the holy grail of cryptology, it was written to be a quick and engaging thriller. At that, it succeeded.