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An epic disappointment,
This review is from: The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) (Paperback)
Having been interested for many years in the mysteries upon which this book is based I was extremely keen to see how 'The Da Vinci Code' handled its topic, especially given the hype surrounding its publication. I have to say I have never been so disappointed in a book for a long time.
Although there are good moments in this book, (Silas, the albino monk is an interesting character and his eerie inner narrations were probably the high point of the book for me), the characterisation on the whole is very lacking. The two protagonists seem to do nothing other than give exposition, which to me made this book extremely boring. The codes and ciphers, which I expected to be thought-provoking, were to me extremely obvious, and I found the ending highly rushed and not at all satisfying.
I very much wanted to enjoy this book, however I can find very little praise for it.