posted on May, 26 2005 @ 02:42 AM
I must admit that I didn't enjoy the book at all. I thought it was poorly written (the fact that it can be read very quickly and is yet over 400
pages long reinforces that point), and jumps to even more conclusions than the books that he clearly copied. He even has the audacity to list some of
his "sources" in the book itself.
Seems that all it takes now to write a best-seller is: Get all your ideas from books that are already in print (and have been successful), Put in some
improbable characters (ideally with "rugged good looks"), finally, cut down on uninformative dialogue by helping the flaccid story along by cramming
in as many chases as possible.
Oh, and don't forget, in order to add the professional veneer of a well researched story, show off your knowledge of all the locations in the
If you want to read an utterly fantastic book (that also covers the sort of historical conspiracies and mysteries that are in vogue now) I would
suggest Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. Perhaps that's why I loathed the Da Vinci Code so much, since I read Eco's book first. Also, you
probably couldn't go wrong with a relatively tratitional, serious history of the Knights Templar by Piers Paul Read.