The Da Vinci Code

The Louvre,Paris:the elderly curator of the museum has been violently murdered in the Grand Gallery.Harvard professor Robert Langdon is summoned to decipher the baffling codes which the police find alongside the body.As he and a gifted french cryptologist,Sophie Neveau,sort throught the bizarre riddles,they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci-and suggests the answer to an old-age mystery that stretches deep in the vault of history.Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle,a stunning historical truth will be lost forever……..

An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.
While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

If u`ll visit the Goodreads site then u wont get a good response.But i truly liked it.But i liked The Digital Fortress more than this.But not comparing these two would be better as they are totally different.I loved the way they both reach the end of the mystery but i didnt find the ending to be so good.But overall its a must read novel.Just because of a few ups and downs i dont think u can waste Dan Brown`s intelligent efforts.So i`ll give it a 9/10.There are some pictures given below which u`ll read about in the novel.I searched for them on the net,hence u`ll find them here.

The Painting of the Vitruvian Man-by Leonardo Da Vinci. This link is about the Fibonacci Series.

The painting The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.

                              This picture depicts the place of the Holy Grail under the inverted pyramid.Refer to the very last chapter of Da Vinci Code.

Madonna of the Rocks-Leonardo Da Vinci.

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

We also have a movie based on the same tile The Da Vinci Code.If u have any questions related to this u can always ask me.Mainly the questions would be related to the Holy Grail.Do tell me how u found this book and tell me ur views on the same.Happy reading to all the bookaholics. 🙂

Digital Fortress-by Dan Brown

When the United States National Security Agency‘s code-breaking supercomputer (TRANSLTR)-(u pronounce it as translator) encounters a new and complex code—Digital Fortress—that it cannot break, Commander Trevor Strathmore calls in Susan Fletcher, their head cryptographer, to crack it. She discovers that it was written by Ensei Tankado, a former NSA employee who became displeased with the NSA’s intrusion into people’s private lives. Tankado intends to auction the code’s algorithm on his website and have his partner, “NDAKOTA”, release it for free if he dies. Essentially holding the NSA hostage, the agency is determined to stop Digital Fortress from becoming a threat to national security.It`s a science-fiction,techno thriller novel.

So,before last October i never expected to read any of Dan Brown`s novels.This was gifted to me on my birthday by one of my friends who know`s i love novels.So i started reading it.I don`t know why but i had this impression in my mind that Dan Brown writes mystery novels.And i have read some novels by Agatha Christie so i found them very interesting but at the same time very complicated to keep a track.So i thought maybe this will turn out to be the same.But wait till u start reading it,its an amazing,min-blowing,wonderful,brilliant(forgot more words) novel.

And wait till u get a hold over the cracked code.It`s far from anyone to judge,and that makes it a brilliant cum balanced novel.I appreciate Dan Brown who was able to hold the readers with the mystery till the end.

I`ll give it a 10/10,and its a must read novel even if u dont like such genres.Do rush to the stores and read it and tell me how u liked it.Agree with my view or not?

(A part of Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012,genre-Science Fiction)