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Good old fashioned thriller/conspiracy theory mix,
This review is from: The Da Vinci Code: (Robert Langdon Book 2) (Paperback)OK, so it won't be nominated for any highbrow writing awards, and the basic plot has been used plenty of times before, but this is a ripping good yarn!
If you have ever read the book "Holy Blood Holy Grail", you might find much of this familiar. Both books bask in sensationalism and selling themselves on unsubtle twists and turns, but they seem to follow exactly the same plot; one being a rather sensationalist piece of incomplete research, and the other a novel based around the same subject. The difference between this and Holy Blood Holy Grail is that it is far more entertaining. It is entertaining on the level of not requiring too much thought and the characters and situations can seem very unrealistic, but hey - isn't that what most of Shakespeare and Dickens is all about?
I'm not comparing this to either of the aforementioned great authors, but if you want to just relax with a book that keeps your attention yet doesn't require intense concentration, this is the book for you. It takes you on a rather dumbed-down tour of Europe, conspiracy theories, obscure religious cults and GCE history, but it does it in a very entertaining package!