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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2006, 06:39:27 am »
I have read alot about the book but havent taken the time to read it or see the movie, for that matter. I am sure its an interesting STORY, piece of Fiction , and all i am looking for, when i eventually see the movie is to be entertained by it.
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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2006, 07:34:43 am »
I have read alot about the book but havent taken the time to read it or see the movie, for that matter. I am sure its an interesting STORY, piece of Fiction , and all i am looking for, when i eventually see the movie is to be entertained by it.

The book is actually really interesting. It's got a lot of facts that tie into real-world things, even though the story itself is fiction.

I would recommend it if you're in to history or theology at all, this was a very interesting read. In 5 years, I'm not going to remember the story at all, but I'll still remember the facts that I learned from it.

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2006, 01:15:17 pm »
You mean the "facts" like that the Golden Ratio is the same as the ratio of male bees to females in the average hive?

I didn't even remember Langdom mentioning PHI in reference to bee ratios. That's very false. What is true about the ratio is it's inherent aesthetic nature and that it has been used throughout history in artwork and architecture to reinforce appeal in the average viewer. Another criticism on that page is that it's a gross approximation: Well, yeah, because stating the full ratio would make for an incredibly dull book since (like Pi) it has no end. However, it is usually shortened to 1.618 for the sake of brevity.

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Or that Uriel is making a cutting motion across Jesus' neck in the earlier version of Madonna of the Rocks?

Now that one is grossly inaccurate. :) Goofy.

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2006, 01:45:17 pm »
Where is Jesus in that picture anyways?

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2006, 01:53:27 pm »
Where is Jesus in that picture anyways?
On the right.

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2006, 09:59:18 am »
You mean the little toddler?

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2006, 10:53:33 am »
You mean the little toddler?

Yes. Call me retarded, but who are the other ones?

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2006, 06:21:35 pm »
You mean the little toddler?

Yes. Call me retarded, but who are the other ones?

You're retarded.

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2006, 12:45:53 am »
I'm going to add to this. I just finished reading Dan Brown's 2001 book Deception Point.  Unless  a number of others have read it I don't really think it's worth a whole topic itself.

I've made a theory about Dan Brown. Similar to The DA Vinci code. Deception Point starts with a disclaimer stating that "All technologies described in this book exist." Now while some do exist, there was a large number I was skeptical of, and searching could find nothing. The wikipedia article on the book breaks down all the technologies that don't exist.

So I pondered, why put this? Is it some attempt to add flavour to the book? Making it seem more real by blending fact and fiction? Is it a kind of test to see how many people he could actually sucker into believing it?  I don't know what his reasons are but Dan Brown for some reason or others puts these in the start of his book, I'm sure knowing that they are all out lies.  The best guess I can come up with is he is trying to gage how gullible people can be. There was no real reaction to Deception Point but I think he got the reaction he wanted with the DaVinci code.  Definitely an interesting way to spend your time.


The book itself was good, some parts where it just seemed like he was really pushing the limits of "realistic fiction".  I haven't decided if I like it better then the DaVinci code or not. If someone asked me if it's a good book though I'd recommend it. That's if they weren't boycotting Dan Brown books  ;)
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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2006, 04:49:46 am »
You mean the little toddler?

Yes. Call me retarded, but who are the other ones?
Oh, sorry. I was away when this reply was posted.

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Re: Da Vinci Code
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2006, 12:10:50 pm »
I read both the Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons, in that order. Now i'm not afraid of reading pulp. I own all the originial DOOM novels.  I like these better than the crud that Brown manages to produce. Back in the 80ies I read Holy Blood Holy Grail (when I still was into these things). The Da Vinci code adds some pretty poor characters and a chase to that book, and that's basically it.  I hated them so much I gave both away. Hmm.. that sounds weird... At least the lady liked them. Then, I got Deception Point as a birthday present.  ::)