The Da Vinci Code PDF by Dan Brown Click Here to Download the Book 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 Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.
Reviews The story revolves around a secret document-The holy grail- that was kept hidden by its keeper to protect from a group called “Opus dei”. Robert Langdon is a professor of symbology at harvard University, and was summoned by someone to keep a secret that was being chased a long time ago. Together with Sophie and other related character, they fought for their life just to keep this secret away from vicious people that was trying to destroy the document. A critical adventure of historical and religious content that has a big twist in the end. Dan brown has made a masterpiece for every historian and religious people in and out of the country. This book made me wonder if such events really happens before.This books will keep you from sleeping, for it will make you sleepless until its last page. Each and every page holds a subtle codes and information that will make you wonder if such event exist. The great paintings of brilliant artist was established and indicated in this book. The chance of a lifetime was inside this book. You miss half of your life, if you were not able to read this masterpiece by dan brown.
“The Da Vinci code” is pure genius – whether we care to entertain Dan Brown‘s premise on this foundation of Christianity as anything beyond fiction, we must admit that it is a work of a genius that creates not merely a fantastic novel with countless sold copies, but also substantial commotion in the Christian world, matched with equally vast curiosity in the public about topics that are brought to surface by the novel: The Knight’s Templar, the Holy Grail, Mary Magdalene, Royal bloodline, and a secret brotherhood society among the most intellectual minds at the time, Priory of Sion. This book has so bravely weaved a new path from the beginning to the present world of Christianity, and in doing so, it has enraged and evoked intense desire for more knowledge on the subject. Brown’s gifted talent combines a most perfect setting in Paris, the excitement of an authentic story, the element of Christian history, two likable and well-developed characters – the professor of symbology, Dr. Robert Langdon, and the cryptologist, the beautiful French Sophie Neveu – along with conversations in French and superlative writing quality. Pure reading pleasure. In the title, Da Vinci naturally refers to the true genius of our time, Leonardo da Vinci, and the code builds around the hidden meaning behind the works and mind of Leonardo da Vinci. If he did not have my attention before, he certainly has the full grasp of it now. It was mesmerizing for me to imagine the works of Leonardo da Vinci with the depth of hidden significance that Brown associates to them. The beloved Mona Lisa and her mysterious smile and the timelessness of that expression, lost as it is in a million interpretations and countless allegories, is now endowed with yet another secret. The Last Supper, the phenomenal masterpiece by Da Vinci on the old dining room wall of Milano’s Santa Maria del Grazie church, is mystified with a new identity at the side of Christ, that of Mary Magdalene. It was all a
most delicious experience to be lost in Dan Brown’s interpretations of Leonardo’s masterpieces. Robert Langdon wakes up in the Ritz Hotel with the news of a murder followed with a vague insinuation of his involvement. In the Louvre, Langdon and Sophie grapple with the first clues slashed across Jacques Sauniere’s body – Oh Draconian Devil, Oh Lame Saint – only to find it a perfect ambigram for Leonardo da Vinci – The Mona Lisa – they race to the site of the painting. Anyone who has visited the Louvre knows this small priceless painting quietly hangs in the grand Salon Carre, a miniature for the enormous wall engulfing it, and yet a presence so real that you tremble in its magnificence. The words scratched on the Mona Lisa – heavens forbid – So Dark the Con of Man – another anagram – lead us to another da Vinci masterpiece – Madonna of the Rocks – and thus to the mysterious key and the brilliant adventures which follow. Soon the object of their search is made apparent to them: The Holy Grail. Brown brings us back to Leonardo’s The Last Supper, and to my surprise, mistakenly calls this work a fresco – which it is not. It is a well-known fact that, much to the disappointment of the entire world including himself, Leonardo chose not to use the fresco technique on his mural, but rather a new technique he was experimenting with: oil and tempera (egg yolk and vinegar) painting on dry plaster. As a result, the masterpiece which took him 4 painstaking years to complete, started to degenerate in his own lifetime. If we had a fresco in our possession, not only would we not mourn the eventual loss of this masterpiece as it slowly disappears into the wall despite the fortunes spent to restore it, we would also understand more of Brown’s answers about the painting because it would be in pristine condition. Brilliant book that expects you to think, to follow a complex and fun plot and to wonder perhaps at how much or how little we know about history and how much is yet hidden to be discovered.
I liked this book because of the story and the writing. The ideas were hardly original, the alleged histories deplorably falsified, the suspension of belief necessarily tremendous. Fiction can afford that. And when I read fiction, I can afford it. I have often wondered about the lives of central figures of long past times - Bilgamesh, Gudea, Nebuchadnezzar, Jesus. Books like Vardis Fisher's "Jesus Came Again" and Dan Brown's "DaVinci Code" do not persuade me to believe or not believe. I realize they are both atheists, and they are both evangelizing for atheism. I wish people could enjoy such books as fiction, as speculation, as wonderment, as a starting point to broaden their own beliefs and ideas about Jesus. For those who believe such books should not be published, I would hope they publish a book of their own, giving their ideas of what True Jesus was truly like, and of what teachings genuinely connected to him have been handed down, and how those ideas have made the world a better place, even in the absence of a wife, children, family.
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