This may seem like a shameless attempt to get traffic to my blog, but it’s not. Ok, maybe it is a little. Instead of writing about really important things like Net Neutrality, if I have a lot of references to the “Da Vinci Code” I’m sure I’ll get a lot more traffick.
But I have been honestly been thinking a about writing about the “The Da Vinci Code” for quite some time. With the advent of the movie and all the hub bub about the Catholic Church’s oppostion to it, I thought now would be an appropriate time.
I read the book well over a year ago. I like thillers and mysteries. And a mystery about one of the great mysteries in history sounded fascintating. I loved “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco, for example.
But I have to be honest. I think the book sucks. I had to force myself to read it all the way through. I bought it before it had come out in paperback so I wanted to be sure I got my money’s worth. While the premise of the story is intriguing I thought the plot was stupid, the characterization shallow and the writing style awkward and amateurish. I said this at the time I was reading it and I continue to be baffled by all the excitement over this thing. I refuse to read any other Dan Brown book because I don’t think he is a good writer.
Maybe the movie will be better. I think the thinness of the story is more fitting for a movie anyway. I certainly won’t bother to go see it at the theater. I hardly ever go to the movie theater anyway, and this certainly won’t draw me in.
Usually I do wait for the paperback. But I was overly curious and sucked in by the hype.
If I see the Da Vinci Code at all it will be on DVD. But I doubt I will even bother with that.
You wrote: “I certainly wonâ€™t bother to go see it at the theater.”
You need to learn from past mistakes. You bought the book hardcover, when you should have waited for it to come out in paperback.
Instead of even considering watching the movie in a theater, wait for it to come out in video.