May 17, 2004


4 out of 5 stars

Dan Brown is on to a winner here. IF The DaVinci Code is taken to be a work of fiction all around. The first page is misleading: taking any of the historical and art historical background used in this book for real is absurd.

The plot itself could not be more suspenseful, a sure page-turner. The nagging question "What historical nonsense will Brown come up next?" only adds to that.

As long as the reader remains critical, this book can do no harm and is sheer fun!

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  1. I like to think there's at least some loose basis in fact. Some of the most convincing fiction is those that's taken a whole load of completely unrelated and useless facts and linked them to some huge 'conspiracy theory'. At the very least it's more intereting than Potter.

    22 Oct 2004, 12:39

  2. Looking back, I tend to agree on all counts. I will report back once I've read Da Vinci Code Decoded: The Truth Behind the New York Times #1 Bestseller, which, by the way, is on my Amazon Wishlist ;-P.

    25 Oct 2004, 14:38

  3. Maria

    This is more like a personal question for Samuel Pacheco. I came accross this site and saw the name and reminded me of a my friend’s brother, his name was Samuel Pacheco, I am just curious, are you from Matamoros Tamps (Mexico)? I am asking since the last name is not a very common one and together with the name Samuel, it makes a little less common. So, I just had to ask. If you are not, I apologize for the inconvenience, but please let me know.

    Thank you

    02 Nov 2006, 00:14

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