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.