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A gripping and taught sci-fi, iconographic thriller!
9 December, 2013
I read all books by Dan Brown during my 6th standard.
I guess, that is why I got all excited about how great & wonderful the book was, full of intrigue, mystery and secret societies (YAY!) but even now after 4 years, I still feel the same.
Da Vinci Code is one of those books that match up to the books written by the writing legends and my favourites like Jeffery Archer, Robert Ludlum etc. in every aspect, be it in mystery, pace, suspense, climax.
This book really held me with a noose around my throat. Truly breath-taking and fast-paced. I didn't feel like, "Oh, maybe I should take a break..." or "Lets take a revenge on my sister..." or "Maybe, now is the time to go for the nature's call..", No. NO
With Paris and Louvre as the backdrop of this novel, The book is about Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist, who is awakened by a call at night, stating that the famous and most-respected elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. He and another gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu arrive to solve the mystery of this murder, but this intelligent, funny and beautiful cryptologist has secrets of her own which joins her directly to the one whose murdered.
And Langdon, though thinks he is just summoned to solve the murder with the help of his intelligence alongside the police has no idea that all odds are against him and he is being convicted for the murder & is directly in the middle of chaos.
What I loved about the book was the secret societies like Knights' Templar and The Holy Grail and all the codes and symbols. And I love to flaunt it!
It is one of its kind and unique. Also, you are never going to guess whose behind all this and the suspense.
Therefore, I loved it and surely recommend it to you!
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