The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

Welcome back everyone, today I’d like to review the first book I ever read from Dan Brown which is his international bestseller “The Da Vinci Code”. I must confess I was very skeptical to read any Dan Brown book because he was mainstream and everyone was reading his books and later watching the movies based upon the books.

Finally this summer I was in a used book store and happen to stumble across a little book called “The Da Vinci Code” which intrigued me. I picked up the book and started reading it the first week of summer. ️I devoured this book like a hungry person devours a plate of food. It was such an amazing book, one of the best I have read in a long time. I became fascinated with symbols, the holy grail, Priory Secret Society, the hidden messages and most of all it made me want to visit the Louvre again.

I recommend this masterpiece to anyone who is interested in action packed thrillers.

My rating for this book is: 5 Stars

 

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

Turn back now if you don’t want to ruin the surprise!!!

I warned you didn’t I?!!!!

I am not a devoted religious person but this theory that Jesus had a child really made me wonder if maybe it is true ( could be possible). The Da Vinci last supper with the women next to jesus utterly surprised me I had never noticed it was a women. What a mind blowing book! Of course as I always do after reading a book that has a movie adaptation I go watch the movie and compare every detail. Must confess I dreaded the movie, the character Sophie not well cast (my opinion, as I had imagined someone else entirely. At least this wasn’t the worst casting mistake a movie could make…

Yes I’m talking about you Fifty Shades of Grey!

The main character Robert Langdon I thought was very well portrayed by Tom Hanks. Although I have one complaint about him HIS OUTFIT  where is the turtleneck?! He wears a turtleneck.

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!

Last Book I read

 

Live Wire

The last book I read was called Live Wire written by Harlan Coben. It was actually the first Harlan Coben Book I’ve ever read. My friend told me back in 2011 that he was a great author and she loved his books, but I never really got around to read any of them until I bought one last Month. The Book is called “Live Wire” and in the middle of the Book I figured out why it was called Live Wire.

Like all mystery novels and thrillers there were some very surprising twists to the story, and at some point I thought I had it all figured out. And in the end it was nothing like I had imagined.

I like to know who writes the books I like to read so I Google them. (not weird at all… LOL) He’s a great author as I’ve already said before, but he’s also won various awards and has been a New York Times Bestseller ( Every authors dream come true…) Ever writer has a character they love the most and love to write about. Sometimes it because you have a personal connection to him/her or just because you made up such a brilliant character you love so much you try to use every time you have a chance to. Harlan Coben’s character is Myron Bolitar. He’s not Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly) but he is a great guy too and I feel that I need to read more books about him, because with only reading Live Wire there are so many things I don’t know about him.

So basically I feel in love with the Author and will continue reading his Books. I recommend this Book to anyone who loves a great Thriller full of twists and turns.

 

Do you remember the movie/ great book

A movie you probably remember…

Well yes it was a movie, not really a good one. But I can guarantee you that the book was breath taking..

The Last Song, yes that movie with Miley Cyrus and that hot dude. Ok here it goes, this is the summary that’s on the back of the book, afterwards I’ll tell you what I thought of it.

 

Seventeen-year-old Veronica “Roonie” Miler’s life was turned upside down when her parents divorced an her father moved from New York to Wilmington, North Carolina. Since then she has remained angry and alienated from her parents, until her mother decides she should spend the summer with her father.

Roonie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.

What unfolds is an unforgettable story about love – first love and the love between parents and children – that demonstrates that many ways that relationships can break our hearts . . . and heal them.

Did you like it? Would you read it? Right now just reading the summary? Well I did and I didn’t even want to see the movie they made, but I did watch it later on.(not right after I read the book.)

Well the story is like always very well written and very detailed, that’s one of the reasons movies piss me off so much because they kind of destroy the story the author originally wrote. Continuing, it’s an easy book to read and every passionate and, after you start you will not put down the book until you finish reading it.

In this book it is not different there is a life lesson we learn reading it, which is “never reject you parents without hearing the entire story, listen , don’t be mad all the time. “ That’s at least what I got out of the book. Reading it you notice this Roonie girl is pretty miserable and lonely.

There are some really great parts of the book that were left out in the movie, so for that reason and many other you should read it totally recommended.

Peace out

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