Thought about reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown for a while, picked it up with the intention of buying it, but for one reason or another I’ve never actually ‘bit the bullet’ and taken it to the counter.
I think it was one of those occasions where the hype had a negative effect. Still, Waterstones were running a 3 for 2 promotion so I took the chance and decided to give it ago.
Does it live up to the hype? No I don’t think it does, don’t get me wrong it’s a very entertaining book and a definite ‘page turner’.
The story fair licks along, pulling the reader along with Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu’s adventure.
I’ve seen it described as a ‘Blockbuster of a Novel’ and this is the books main failings, just as ‘Movie Blockbusters’ take liberties with the plot, so does this book. The main protagonists, make some huge leaps of faith (pun intended :o) ) accepting major revelations and jumping to amazingly accurate conclusions, without a second thought.
However if you approach this book like you would a blockbuster film, it’s a fun and very entertaining read.