The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code is a novel which includes thriller, mystery, fiction, and conspiracy. Dan Brown is the writer of the novel. This is the second novel of Robert Langdon series. The Da Vinci code is followed by “The Lost Symbol” which was written in 2009. Another novel of this series is “Inferno”.
The main characters of this novel include Robert Langdon a symbologist and Sophie Neveu a cryptologist. There has been a murder at Louvre Museum of Sophie’s grandfather. After that murder, Robert and Sophie become involved in the argument and battle between Priory of Sion and Opus Dei. This battle is the argument that Mary Magdalene might have been married to Jesus Christ. The novel reveals history about Holy Grail and role of Mary Magdalene in the history of Christianity.
The Da Vinci Code Summary
This novel was criticized for its scientific and historical inaccuracies. Many Christian’s dominations throughout the world considered this novel as an attack on Roman Catholic Church. Instead of being criticized this book became the best seller of the year 2009. 80 million copies of this novel had been sold. This novel was translated into 44 different languages which show its fame and popularity.
“The Templar Revelation” which was published in 1997 had been used as a research material for this novel. This novel also refers to the book “Holy Blood and the Holy Grail” (1982) but the author clearly stated that he did not use this book as a research material.
When it was published this book received a lot of critics for inaccurate description of European history and art and facts of Christianity. This novel has mostly received negative comments and reviews from Christian and Catholic communities.
The Da Vinci Code Novel Review
The writer of New York Times Laura Miller characterized this novel as bogus and non-sense. Many people have criticized Dan Brown for distorting history.
Maria Ford said that this novel is totally based on fancy which means Dan Brown has not researched the topic clearly. She said that whenever writer represents historical facts, he should research them carefully and write them correctly whether it’s a fictional book or non-fiction. Dan Brown has violated an unspoken agreement with his readers. Historical facts should remain unchanged.
Richard Abanes said that Dan Brown does not disagree with Christianity but he willingly disagrees with it to rewrite the historical events. After rewriting events Dan Brown wants to spread them in the name of facts and a lot of scholars and historians agree with it.
The main criticization this book received was on the topic of “Priory of Sion”. Some critics claim that there is no such organization however a lot of people believe that a French Secret society which was founded in 1099 actually exists critics say that this society was just a hoax created by Pierre in 1965.
The author claims that all the information on artwork, architecture, secret rituals described in this novel are totally accurate while many academic scholars and experts deny it.
While promoting his novel, the author was asked by interviewers about the accuracy of events in this novel. Dan answered that all the historical events are true and happened.
Thus he was asked at many events and occasions about the accuracy of facts and he always said that they all are true and actually happened. Instead of being criticized by scholars and experts millions of copies of this book were sold throughout the world.
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