Review: “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown

For the love of books

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has been propagated by the media, but contradicted by the Roman Catholic Church as well as other Christian sects.  It has been called a “masterpiece,” “pure genius,” and a “hoax.”

The intricate storyline with its subtle twists cannot overshadow the complex concepts and eloquent language used by the author.  His “accurate” research and explanations of symbolism are very convincing amidst the intelligent strain of thought conveyed by the main character, Robert Langdon.  Moreover, Brown’s knowledge of art history and his frequent references to Leonardo da Vinci’s genius solidify the content of his novel.  Even the sins of the modern-day world and its religions are scrutinized along with Christianity’s controversial history and its foundation.  Feminism is advocated, and sexism is scorned.  Historical accuracy and religious motives are seriously questioned and debated.

However, Brown’s use of sexual jargon and the involvement of Hieros Gamos in the plot are far from complimentary.  In fact, it degrades the novel to a mere shadow of what could have been a brilliant piece of literature.

Despite the imperfections in The Da Vinci Code, Brown demonstrates that historical facts, including the Bible, have been deliberately manipulated and adjusted to serve those who were involved in their deceptive designs.

Ironically, the Roman Catholic Church contradicts its teachings regarding chastity by the acceptance of the sexual content in The Da Vinci Code.  Instead, the Church focuses on the blatant criticism of a religious theory contrived by the author of a novel written for adults.

Original review: The bestseller that implicates Leonardo da Vinci, Examiner.com

Advertisements

Leave your own review!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s