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The DaVinci Code is easily Dan Brown’s best-known work, and probably the most controversial. It has stirred the conspiracy-theory pot and ignited international religious debate over the origins of Christianity.
Whew. That sounds pretty heavy.
And yet, the book is an easy, fun read.
So, perhaps the reason for the international conspiracy theories is because the book is such an easy read. Known symbologist Robert Langdon gets pulled in to help solve a mystery of a murdered man, found in the Louvre. The story quickly turns into a treasure hunt across Europe and time. In typical Brown style, he educates the reader on crucial historical points in an intriguing and succinct way.
The book also covers historical objects and figures that are better known to the general public, and likely more accessible, than in other books (where it can be beneficial to have actually been to some of the locations to follow along.)
Brown brings the reader along on every twist and turn, leaving just enough clues that the reader can guess the next big plot reveal – whether they’re right or wrong is another matter.
Would we recommend it?
Yes. As stated above, it’s a fun read. Brown has a talent for taking his readers along for a wild ride.