Most of us have heard about the scandal that revolved around Dan Brown’s book titled the Da Vinci Code. Many were prompt to say that the book gained popularity because the Church was quick to ban it. While there may be a gem of truth in this accusation, I feel that it was just an added bonus to Dan Brown’s marketing strategy. Whatever you believe is the truth doesn’t really matter, facts state that the book became popular very fast!
I found myself amazed the first time I read the Da Vinci Code. Back then I was just a kid. I did not understand the intricacies of the written word. A few months back, I found myself picking up the book once again. That’s when I was enthralled at the skill that Dan Brown displays as he pens down every aspect of the Da Vinci Code.
The Da Vinci Code is based on a symbologist (Robert Langdon) and a cryptologist (Sophie Neveu). The two characters find themselves placed in a unique situation which involves a murder in the Louvre.
The book caused an uproar when it was released. This was because the Da Vinci Code postulates that Jesus Christ had not been celibate. Dan Brown goes on to draw a web through his words. The story soon tells a tale that states that Jesus was also married. As can be expected the Church revolted at this idea and issued a statement telling its followers not to read it. The fact that the Da Vinci Code was a work a fiction did not matter.
What fascinates me about the Da Vinci Code is the amount of research and details that Dan Brown has incorporated into the book. As the plot thickens, so does the facts and figures. You soon find yourself being drawn into the story and wondering if your strong Christian beliefs are true or false.
The Da Vinci Code is a work of art in itself. The popularity of the book meant that it was destined for more than just Kindle and paperbacks. In 2006, a film titled ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was released.
Dan Brown has a whole series which involves the character ‘Robert Langdon’. Each book has its own unique tale. None of the stories are connected so you don’t have to worry about reading them in order. His style of writing intrigues me and the amount of research he does never fails to baffle me.