The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)

An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sop...


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TitleThe Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
ISBN9780307277671
Author
Release DateMar 28th, 2006
PublisherAnchor
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages481 pages
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Mystery Thriller, Novels, Crime, Adult
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Reviews The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)

  • Mer
    2007-04-12
    PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it's brilliant. Please do not try to explain to me that it is a "really interesting and eye-opening book." Just don't. Please. I've read Iain Pear, I heart Foucault's Pendulum, Dashiell Hammett is my hero, Alan Moore is My Absolute Favorite, I listen to Coil on a fairly regular basis, and cloak n' dagger secret society/Priory of Sion/Knights of Templar-tinged num nums make me a ver...
  • ryan
    2007-04-17
    most of us have heard of this controverisal book. it takes an open minded person to read this and to remember it is just fiction. but it brings up a lot of important questions about the Christian church, and the loss of paganism and the respect of the Goddess or the Woman. I don't care if I am the only one who likes this book. it is my own truth, and i will think what i want to think. Dan Brown didn't LEAD me or anyone else. he OPENED our minds. ...
  • Ethan
    2008-07-15
    Four stars for pure entertainment value.However, Dave Barry's review gets five stars:`The Da Vinci Code,' crackedby Dave BarryI have written a blockbuster novel. My inspiration was The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, which has sold 253 trillion copies in hardcover because it's such a compelling page-turner. NOBODY can put this book down:MOTHER ON BEACH: Help! My child is being attacked by a shark!LIFEGUARD (looking up from The DaVinci Code: Not now! I...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-02-26
    أولا زي ماقلت في ريفيو ملائكة وشياطينالرواية دي لو حابب تتمتع وانت بتقراها بجد ليها حل من الاتنين1-Illustrated Edition تقرأ النسخة الإنجليزية المصورة أو2- وانت تقرأ نسختك تفتح جوجل صور وتبحث عن كل مكان يزوره روبرت لانجدون،كل قاعة باللوفر أو لوحة لدافنشي ومخ...
  • Jim
    2007-07-17
    This is a pretty formulaic page turner, a fun quick read. Written at about the level of the average Nancy Drew mystery, it is best appreciated at that level. As far as the content, there are howlers on virtually every page (starting with the hero who looks like "Harrison Ford in Harris tweed" and is a "Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard" -- good work if you can find it). You have to ignore very pulpy, cheesy writing to enjoy this romanti...
  • Ahmad Ebaid
    2013-12-11
    "الجهل يعمي أبصارنا ويضللناأيها البشر الفانون ! افتحوا أعينكم !" ليوناردو دافنشي في رواية الكاتب البوليسي "دان بروان" الثالثة, والثانية لشخصية "روبرت لانجدون" عالم الرموز, يحدثنا عن الأصول التاريخية لوضع المرأة في ثنايا قصته البوليسية المحبوكة جيدا...
  • Stephen
    2008-08-24
    OKAY PEOPLE…someone let me in on the gag because between the cries of "Greatest Book of Greaty Greatness EVER" and the screams of "Lamest Load of Lamey Lameness EVER", my itty bitty brain is left very… So post Hype-a-ganza, I finally got around to reading this popular, polarizing, pop culture icon and thought it was….drum roll……………………FINE(sigh). It was a solid read with a slight lean towards the “eh” side of MEH and few...
  • J.G. Keely
    2007-05-13
    A thriller devoid of pacing or exciting language. A mystery devoid of clues, foreshadowing, or facts. A tell-all of half-truths based upon a forged document written by a schizophrenic conman. A character-driven modern novel devoid of character. The second draft of Angels and Demons. Page-turning action thanks to the literary equivalent of pulling out at the moment of orgasm. A spiritual awakening built on new-age conspiracy theory. This book is m...
  • Raghad Frehat
    2016-10-15
    ستعرفُ أنك قرأت كتاباً جيداً عندما تقلب الصفحة الأخيرة وتشعر كأنك فقدت صديقاً .قليل من الإيمان يصنع المعجزاتحسنًا حسنًا اقسم أن هذه الرواية أصابتني بالجنون وجعلتني أشهق بأستمرار قائلة : يا الهي لايعقلإذا اردت أن تقرأ هذه الرواية يجب ان تبتعد عن ك...
  • Ruth
    2007-09-03
    Impossibly complicated plot. Really, really, really bad writing. This book was forced upon me. I should have known better.
  • Maura
    2007-07-30
    I've finally started reading that ever so controversial best-seller by Dan Brown. Actually, not reading it, listening to it while driving around Lansing, MI. This book seems to have changed the minds of many Catholics (my grandfather included) and Protestants alike. Granted, there have long been rumors of secret societies and organizations within the Roman Catholic Church, and historical cover-ups are rampant throughout civilization. HOWEVER,The ...
  • Steve
    2007-07-30
    It's considered an unfair advantage using a cryptex box to solve this.
  • Robert
    2008-02-22
    For the most part, it seems that people either passionately love this book or they passionately hate it. I happen to be one of the former. For my part, I don't see the book so much as an indictment of the Catholic Church in particular but of religious extremism and religion interfering in political process in general. The unwarranted political control granted to extreme religious organizations like the CBN is an issue that we will be forced to ad...
  • Richard Derus
    2010-06-24
    Book Circle Reads 11Rating: 3 stars of five The Publisher Says: An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in...
  • Wayne
    2008-06-23
    I downloaded the book and put it on my ipod and began to listen to it on a long road trip. I found it engaging and the plot twisted and turned, jumping from scene to scene, back and forth in time. Really kept the reader on her toes. I'm not sure if I liked it, the writing style was pretty crude, but it kept me thinking.About an hour into listening I realized that the ipod was on shuffle mode and in fact all the chapters were being shuffled. I gro...
  • Joey
    2007-05-07
    This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is no...
  • Seth T.
    2007-06-28
    For cheap supermarket fiction, this sure was cheap supermarket fiction. It would have helped if this was the first book I had ever read. Unfortunately, having read Curious George as a child (a towering work of literary genius by comparison), The DaVinci Code suffered perhaps unjustly.
  • Jeremy
    2007-11-17
    This book, and everything written by Dan Brown (to varying degrees), represent much of what I most dislike about pop literature. First of all, Mr. Brown, despite teaching English at Amherst College, is a bad writer. This is not to say that I am a good writer. But I recognize a person who can't "show" you vivid scenes, he has to "tell you". Various characters wear expensive clothes. How do we know? The text says they're expensive. How do we know M...
  • Warwick
    2013-05-18
    Exciting news for the blind and partially-sighted community, as the publishers release a Braille version:
  • CJ
    2008-03-26
    Caveat Academics!!!I won't belabor the obvious, as it's been done quite well by other reviewers, but I just couldn't stand not to add my own "hear hear!" to the fray. If you're going to create a character who is an expert, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you check your facts! Whoever edited this drivel ought to be sewn in a sack with a rabid raccoon and flung into Lake Michigan.And just as a matter of good taste - your expert should not be an expe...
  • Laz
    2014-06-18
    I am utterly stupefied by this masterpiece and Dan Brown's ability to blur the lines between the real and the fictional, as he did in the first book in the Robert Langdon series. It's a mouthwatering book, always keeping you on the edge, from page one up until the last page I could hear my own heart beating because of the thrill. I had found the first book extraordinary when I read it three months ago and I'm so glad I finally read it, especially...
  • Jason Koivu
    2015-05-06
    Got about 15 pages in and couldn't continue for the tears of laughter and rage filling my eyes. Seriously, the writing is laughably bad, so bad I couldn't see straight. I had to put it down. No way am I going to willingly subject myself to torture.And yet, at times I do. That's led me to wonder why.I think it's because some books, while bad, are not horrible to the bone and I hold out hope that they might salvage a rough start and shine by the en...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2009-10-03
    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2), Dan Brownعنوانها: رمز داوینچی؛ راز داوینچی؛عنوان: رمز داوینچی؛ نویسنده: رابرت لانگدون؛ مترجم: نوشین ریشهری؛ تهران، نگارینه، 1384، در 336 ص؛ شابک: 9647533764؛ چاپ سوم 1385؛ عنوان: راز داوینچی؛ نویسنده: رابرت لانگدون؛ مترجم: حسین شهرابی؛ سمیه ...
  • Marwa
    2012-08-02
    “Life is filled with secrets. You can't learn them all at once.” This is one of the best and most amazing novels I've ever read!When I finished it at almost 3 am, I couldn't sleep.From the instant the book starts, Dan Brown immediately grabs the readers attention, grabbing them by the throat and making them read on right until the end!I like conspiracy theories, so the whole basis of the book was interesting.Obviously most of what is in the b...
  • Michael
    2007-06-26
    I read the Baigent book a decade before I read this novel.Somehow, Brown managed to "dumbify" everything.Afterwards I read Eco to wash the taste out of my brain.
  • Tea Jovanović
    2013-05-04
    Čitav svet je poludeo za ovom knjigom... I dalje mi nije jasno zašto... Mislim da je pisana za prosečnog neobrazovanog Amerikanca kome je autor sažvakavao istoriju i ti delovi su me bolno smorili... Uvek sam pre za čitanje knjige nego gledanje filma po istoimenoj knjizi... U ovom slučaju prednost dajem Tomu Henksu i filmu... Film kraće traje i preskočene su lekcije iz istorije :)
  • Tracey
    2011-04-06
    I didn't realize I never bothered with a review for this; I'm cranky today, so now seems like a good time. The only good thing about having read this (probably ten years ago) was that I did not pay for it. The woman I was working for at the time forced me to read it; she had read it and thought it was wonderful, and since I had some kind of reputation as a reader she wanted (demanded, actually) my opinion. I gave it to her. I don't really think t...
  • Ahmed
    2013-09-07
    رغم البعد الدينى اللى فى الروايه اللى غالبا (لو انت عربى) هيتعارض مع معتقدك ورغم حساسية القضيه ككل . إلا إنك لا تملك إلا الإنبهار . والإنبهار فقط بهذا العمل الساحرروايه ضخمه (غالبا) لن تمل منها ابداالشخصيات غاية الوضوح (حتى ولو ظاهريا )كل مُيّسر لما ك...
  • Lauren
    2007-10-19
    This book, this book, this hopelessly stupid book. It's okay. It's something to read. It's not the worst book I've ever read. I did get through the whole thing. But, simply, it is not THAT good.I will now proceed to quote from another reviewer, Mer, who has said exactly what I have been saying for years -albeit she does it far more eloquently than I:"The characters are weakly drawn. The dialog is excruciating. The research is shoddy and self-serv...