onsdag 14 december 2011

The Da Vinci Code

Hello fellow bloggers!

I have read the book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The book´s protagonist is an American cryptologist called Langdon who gets dragged into a chase for the Holy Grail. The book starts out with a mysterious murder and continues in the same mysterious fashion throughout the entire book. I won´t go more into the story since I suspect that many of you have already read the book (it is a popular one as far as I understand).

The book is filled with cleaver things that are supposedly hidden by secret societies, mainly the Free MasonsThere is apparently a subgenre of the Free Masons called Prieuré de Sion (Priory of Sion) and they have a guild symbol, the rose. This sign can be found at many strange places like in churches and other significant buildings. Also there is something the Rose Line which is the Paris meridian and there are supposedly lots of interesting things located along this meridian.

I have to say that I’m very skeptic to many of these “facts” and not very intrigued at all. For example the “fact” is presented that church entrances’ are built to reassemble the woman’s “lady parts”. This was supposedly made by the Priory of Sion as a mockery against the church who were set out to destroy the Priory because they were engaged in some sort of heresy. I am not very sure about this fact at all, like many others in the book one needs some imagination to make them come true. There are architectural reasons for old doorways to look that way, the arches helps to support the structure.

Even though I found some of the books content to be ridicules it was very easy to read and somewhat entertaining. If you are looking for an easy to read book with some thrills and simple riddles then maybe The Da Vinci Code is something for you!

Happy weekend! J