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Enthralling and stimulating,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Da Vinci Code (Taschenbuch)
Maybe one of the other critics is right and the story in the foreground itself is not THAT breathtaking really. But what is really fascinating about the Da Vinci Code is the riddles and mysteries behind it: the story about the grail. At least it was not Dan Brown alone who invented the theories he describes - I read these theories a decade ago for eaxample in Michael Baigent` s Holy Blood, Holy Grail. So could there be something about these grail theories? Could this be not simply fiction but a story based on a very real background? To me that - unsolvable - question and the way Dan Brown weaves lots of provable details into his unprovable tale is the real fascination about The da Vinci Code. So when I reached the last page I did not simply lay another mystery novel aside, but felt stimulated to find a biography of Leonardo, to look for other books on the grail, to visit Dan Brown` s homepage and take the photograph tour, to read something about cryptography and the Merovingians, to sum it up, I felt stimulated and what more could a novel really want to achieve?
A recommended reading - even if you tend NOT to believe the farer-reaching speculations.