Our Movie Reviews Da Vinci Code, The
Author: Dan Brown
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: August 21, 2003 (by Scott)

Scott's Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars on August 21, 2003

This is one bizarre book. Basically, it's a murder mystery turned into a quest. Along the way, the author, through the characters, attempts to delve into the Knights of Templar, the Freemasons, secrets of the Vatican, Opus Dei, and the modern day quest for the Holy Grail, amongst many other conspiracies and secrets. There's enough possibility of truth in what he says to make you think twice about what you know about most organized religions.

No doubt some of the conspiracy stuff he presents gels with popular theories. I'm sure some people, especially deeply religious people will have problems with some of what he presents. If you can keep an open mind, and realize most of it is just fiction, then it's a fun story.

Some of the sidetracks on the various conspiracies get a bit distracting, but even when they were distracting from the story, they were still fun to read through. It's a bit like having a cliff notes version on various religious conspiracies bundled up in a fun action story.

-- Scott and Michelle