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But I REFUSE TO!
there's absolutely no reason to.
Boy meets girl. Boy and girl go on tourist trip around gaudier parts of Europe. Boy and girl do not get it on EVER.
it won't take you too long. and unless you're seriously going to read a better book instead, rather than just use up the time posting on here or something, then there's no reason not to...
But can someone summarise what happens in a paragraph? I gather it involves Jesus...
The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh instead
says they're not alike. Who do I believe? Dan Brown is a slightly more respectable name than 'soapy'. hmmm
At the end of the book, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu fall in love. They arrange to meet in Florence
it's not as fun a read as 'deception point' though.
is all made up nonsene to make a book. The Holy Grail book (I had it but lost it) is bascially all the theories and "truth" about the grail and the arc and all that. Much better.
Anyway Bobby Grin, just wait for the film like me. Books? Pffft!
but i got the feeling with the da vinci code that he considers himself a "serious writer" and it falls flat because he's not; the characterisation is poor, the pacing is bad (WHY oh WHY is there a cliffhanger EVERY FIVE PAGES?) and the dialogue is appalling.
Of course, the same could be said of Deception Point, but it's just more FUN - the same sort of braindead fun most summer blockbuster movies are.
as i said originally, i just think deception point is a more fun read for the reasons i outlined above.
only because everyone was going on about it.. it's one of those books where characters serve the plot and i didn't like it. it just seems that it was written with a film in mind.
page turner that has no literary merit whatsoever.
If you want a book you'll thoroughly enjoy reading but will never want to read again then go for it.
you can probably get a copy for about ten pence so why not?
Watch the film. It reads like a film script anyway. I'm sure it'll be better...well it can't be any worse.
- the story has been explained on here. That is really all there is to it.
- it's terribly transparent
- badly written
- the main character finds himself in a load of "convenient" places.
- the plot twist isn't that much of a twist.
Still, good first two pages. Other than that it was a waste of my time and an insult to my sense of suspension.
I read it only so I could slag it off in an informed way.
It was horribly written the style I mean, all 'She walked through the museum looking flushed but stylish in the cashmere sweater that clung to her body in all the right places', predicatble, stupid and just so basic of that makes any sense
The monk who beat himself was best but he dies.
I think I may go into Mills & Boon writing, it's got to be so easy.
'King Jesus' by Robert Graves, that contains stuff bout Jesus that was considered incredibly shocking (except it is not flight of fancy) In fact I reckon that some Christian group has been buying up all the copies that ever become available to take them out of circulation, it seems like an unobtainable book, I've even scoured the bookshops of Hay on wye for it.
SO BAD. don't read it! don't do iiit! It's very very badly written, like some kind of Bible Fanfiction, it has underdeveloped characters, and you could spend your time doing a million more worthwhile things than reading the wanking da vinci code. BLEURGH.
but figured there was no point in reading it now. also the library has dozens of conspiracy theory books and they've ot lizard men and 911 stuff in them too.
also anything about new swabia / nazi mysticism in general, as it's all HILARIOUS.
so i bought him one of the conspiracy books and got it, erm, signed by dan brown saying how it was a valuable research tool for him.
coincidentally, dan brown has the exact same hand writing as me.