Author : Dan Brown
Genre : Mystery Thriller
The Da Vinci Code cracked!“expect for the unexpected” is any regular thriller.What if i say that i have found out a book whose every chapter takes you to a journey of twists and turns, breathtaking action, ingenious deciphering of codes, riddle solving and a quest that breaks into the history.The book is none other than “The Da Vinci Code” . The book led Mr. Brown to extreme research in the fields of symbology, iconography, cryptology, Christianity and the secret societies.flooded with descriptions on all these, the book mr. brown claims contains actual facts. HATS-OFF to his wide researching abilities that goes beyond my wildest imagination! The story sets up a standard for the genre of thriller from the very beginning. With the brutal murder of Jaques Sauniere – the elderly curator of the world renowned Louvre art museum of paris, the story slowly and gradually grips the reader to the ultimate. Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor on symbology, is called upon for the brutal murder as apart of the investigation carried out by the topmost French judicial authority-DCPJ. Alongside the body which is positioned as ‘the vitruvian man'(naked man lying in an eagles shape-the famous painting by leonardo da vinci-shown on the cover page behind the titles in a blurry fashion), it finds a series of baffling codes .But it doesn’t seem that Robert Langdon is called upon as a symbologist helping DCPJ . Is he framed? Langdon finds a partner Sophie Nevue , a cryptographer,who is related to these baffling codes. Then starts the breathtaking chase between the cops and the pair, a chase that puts them on the wanted list by the Interpol. Along with the chase starts a quest for breaking codes and codes within codes.Reverse texts, anagrams, riddles and puzzle solving that stretches them deep into the vaults of history of Christianity.If they cannot decipher the labyrinthine codes, a secret will be lost forever and they are far away from being aware that they are a part of global conspiracy, a conspiracy that involves big heads-influential enough to buy the secret or kill for it. Dan Brown has instilled twists you will find hard to digest and sit in shock at few moments of this topsy-turvy journey of thriller.He should not be less credited for the artisic descriptions of the works of Da Vinci-The Mona Lisa, The Vitruvian Man, The Last Supper and Madonna on the Rocks.The description of “The Last Supper” especially changed the vision from an artist point of view to the allegories hidden in the art of Da Vinci. After reading this book, one may ponder over the title:”The enigmatic artist” given to Leonarda da Vinci. If digital fortress was a “thumbs up”, even “wow ” is less for this one! “wow is one of those words which is a palindrome in itself.reverse it 180 degrees and you will get mom.” -that’s dan brown’s way of attracting readers with his code deciphering thrillers! If you haven’t read this and still define a thriller, you are bound to alter your opinion. No sooner did you complete this book, your mind will force you to say: “I am your fan, Mr. Brown”.
- New Dan Brown thriller due out in May (miamiherald.com)