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Saw this instore @ my local Sainsburys (Peterborough) - See pic for proof. (sorry if pic is crap, just used my iPhone)


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A sequel to ANGELS & DEMONS, THE DA VINCI CODE starts off with a bang and doesn`t quit, leaving the reader gasping to keep up with the twists and turns of this amazingly popular academic thriller. The naked, spread-eagled corpse of a senior curator is found in the Louvre`s Grand Gallery, next to a mysterious message written in his blood. The discovery and the subsequent investigation plunge Harvard professor Robert Langdon into the heart of a centuries-old religious conspiracy. Assisted by the brilliant and beautiful Sophie Neveu, a French police cryptologist who also happens to be the curator`s granddaughter, Langdon races to gather clues about an ancient goddess-worshipping cult--purportedly once led by Da Vinci himself--whose members hold the key to one of the most sacred legendary objects, the Holy Grail. Meanwhile, the couple must dodge both the police, who believe Langdon guilty of the curator`s murder, and an albino assassin from an extremist Catholic sect who is desperate to prevent Langdon and Neveu from uncovering a secret that could rock Christianity to its very foundations. THE DA VINCI CODE is a blockbuster bestseller that has gained legions of fans around the globe; the extremely obsessed can even take a special tour in Paris that points out all the key locations in the storyline. The book also has many detractors who say they have found significant flaws in the religious and historical research upon which it is based. The debate reached such a fever pitch that the Vatican even appointed a Cardinal responsible for refuting the book`s claims. The controversy has only increased the book`s popularity, producing a whole host of imitators as well as several books and videos purporting either to further explicate or to poke holes in the THE DA VINCI CODE`s plot and historical background.
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[mod]#1
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#2
great price but i thought everbody had read this book!
[mod]#3
rudie111;7527254
great price but i thought everbody had read this book!


I have already but for 50p i'm going to read it again. lol :-D
#4
While the story is pretty average, there's enough in it to warrant a read. I found it more interesting for the anti-religion side. Still makes me chuckle that so many Christians are just completely unaware of all of that stuff.:giggle:
#5
Aye, worth a read for 50p...or maybe even £1 !

Hawt.
#6
the book everyone has read but no-one would admit to ;)
#7
Probably worth 50p as an excellent example of clumsily written and badly researched fiction.
#8
is this book worth it? cliffs on book without giving away the whole plot.
[mod]#9
black gerbil1;7527723
is this book worth it? cliffs on book without giving away the whole plot.


Basically a professor and a love interest go on a quest for the Holy Grail across Europe with a few twist and turns and a Albino man. lol

As long as you remember it's a work of fiction it's a decent enough read. :)
#10
Utterly terrible and full of made up nonsense.
Any who watched the Tony Robinson programme, which was repeated recently, will understand that comment.
A very lazy book with very poor grammar that had Americans perplexed....biggest seller over there....go figure.
The title gives you a pen picture of his ability, who was Da Vinci? As if that was his real name...! Basic error from a basic illiterate.
http://www.cosmoetica.com/B158-DES102.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/6194031/The-Lost-Symbol-and-The-Da-Vinci-Code-author-Dan-Browns-20-worst-sentences.html
#11
Not 100% sure i see Tony Robinson as the definitive critic of a good book.

The books ok, not brilliant but well worth a read. It won't change your life but then its only a thriller so at the end of the day i don't suppose its meant to be!
#12
Damn, just as I'm snowed in :x
#13
Cheaper than logs for the fire I suppose - the only heat this book deserves.
#14
jimwhite1978
Not 100% sure i see Tony Robinson as the definitive critic of a good book.

The books ok, not brilliant but well worth a read. It won't change your life but then its only a thriller so at the end of the day i don't suppose its meant to be!


He was nore interested in the research, or obvious lack of any, that had supposedly gone into the background of this book.
A lesson in basic english wouldn't have gone amiss either! It actually comes across as a poor translation of an instruction manual.
[helper]#15
xargle
Probably worth 50p as an excellent example of clumsily written and badly researched fiction.

Yep and the plot was nicked from Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

I think he's a poor writer but for 50p this is worth it just to see what the fuss is about.
#16
Carley
Like most other fiction books then :?


Exactly. Always makes me laugh when people slate a book of fiction for it's "historical innacuracies". Who cares about meticulous research as long as the story is good?

I'm not a massive fan of this book, but fer chrissakes - it's not a non-fiction history book.
:roll:

Next you'll be slating Indiana Jones movies for their portrayal of Thuggees
#17
Seems a bargain to me.
#18
Even cheaper than in a Charity Shop. BARGAIN!
#19
Wolf
He was nore interested in the research, or obvious lack of any, that had supposedly gone into the background of this book.
A lesson in basic english wouldn't have gone amiss either! It actually comes across as a poor translation of an instruction manual.


Well there are obvious flaws in the book but then i have read alot of similar genre thriller books e.g. a john Grisham or a Reacher book and the book is no better or worse than those. He basically got lucky in that it caught the imagination of alot of people and made him alot of money, but if you read the book as what its meant to be (a simple thriller) then its not a bad read. It doesn't stand up to historical scrutiney but does that really matter?
#20
Can I say how I enjoyed this book and say its worth a read at any price? Angels and Demons is better though :]
#21
has anyone actually seen this in any other sainsburys stores?
#22
Wolf
He was nore interested in the research, or obvious lack of any, that had supposedly gone into the background of this book.
A lesson in basic english wouldn't have gone amiss either! It actually comes across as a poor translation of an instruction manual.


Stuart Lee pointed out a line that would highlight your point "the old man picked up the red cup"
And this tat was a best seller!
#23
Quietus
While the story is pretty average, there's enough in it to warrant a read. I found it more interesting for the anti-religion side. Still makes me chuckle that so many Christians are just completely unaware of all of that stuff.:giggle:


What stuff - the book is mostly fiction - if you believe all what Dan Brown is saying in his book - you should not go out unsupervised.
#24
muggsmulligan
Can I say how I enjoyed this book and say its worth a read at any price? Angels and Demons is better though :]


Agreed A&D is probably the Best book he wrote.
#25
Waiting for it to be 10p.
#26
Jeepers people. It is a fictional book....an International Bestseller..... and so someones reading it !!

[SIZE="3"]AND[/SIZE] its 50p..... I cant even buy a decent newspaper for that!

Good read IMO..take from it what you want.
#27
A great read for anyone who isn't a fan of literature. H & R added.

Personally, I wouldn't wipe my **** on it :-)
[mod]#28
no1retired;7528787


Personally, I wouldn't wipe my **** on it :-)


Nor would i.................because i buy toilet paper for that. :-D
#29
Syzable
Nor would i.................because i buy toilet paper for that. :-D


I can't afford luxuries like that, I use anything I can get my hands on. The cat's never been the same since.
[mod]#30
no1retired;7528942
I can't afford luxuries like that, I use anything I can get my hands on. The cat's never been the same since.


:lol:
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no1retired
I can't afford luxuries like that, I use anything I can get my hands on. The cat's never been the same since.


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#32
So no one else has seen it in any other store other than Peterborough?
banned#33
a bargain to me.
#34
Dan Brown is to writing what Michael Bay is to film - great (if your the kind of moron that likes that sort of braindead badly executed rubbish and get bored with anything aimed at over 12's).


In the (somewhat adulterated) words of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons -

Worst. Book. Ever.
#35
xargle
Probably worth 50p as an excellent example of clumsily written and badly researched fiction.


Well thats exactly the reason i wouldnt buy the bible. :thumbsup:
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#36
The Da Vinci Code is a truly appalling read - and I see that's a pretty common opinion amongst those who have been unfortunate enough to read it.
I've not tried any of his other books. It's good to hear some folk say he's done better novels than this, but I just couldn't bring myself to go through the torture of reading his horrendous attempts at literature again.

As it's a very bad book at a very cheap (and unconfirmed) price I've not voted either way.
#37
dodoegg1
Stuart Lee pointed out a line that would highlight your point "the old man picked up the red cup"
And this tat was a best seller!


It's "The famous man looked at the red cup". And it wasn't actually in the book. The point remains, though. Dan Brown is terrible.
#38
Nice find :thumbsup:
#39
#40
God, what a load of pompous hot air! Its a fictional novel, light entertainment, nothing to be taken so seriously for goodness sake.

I have read all his books, just for fun, and enjoyed most of them ( A&D was the best, I agree), however as said, they are very light and frothy.

Live and let live, if someone gets a couple gets of hours escapism from this deal then good on them.:thumbsup:

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