While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.
I first read this book in 2006 and being a sucker for conspiracy theories absolutely loved it. This year Dan Brown is my author for the year and I was damn excited to re read Da Vinci code among his other books. You need to have an open mind to read this book, also remember its just fiction even though it brings up a lot of questions about the Christianity. Dan Brown has made it clear to his readers through his characters words, that he doesn’t want to destroy Christianity we can embrace it or find our own path.
Overall I loved the complexity of the story, the reality and the fiction, the test of the characters strength, the puzzles, the different view points. It completely absorbs me so I fall into the category of those who love him and this style of writing, even if others think his writing isn’t fantastic.