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Title: The Da Vinci Code
Author: Dan Brown

Rating out of 5:
Reviewed by: Joseph Zimmer
Date: 2011-05-20

The book, The Da Vinci Code, centers around a Harvard college professor named Robert Langdon. Throughout the book Langdon evades the French police and an albino monk named Silas hired by a group called Opus Dei (a branch of Cathlicism). The French police begin to chase Langdon because they believe he murdered Jaques Sauniere, a crime he didn't commit. Additionally, Opus Dei wants him because they believe Langdon may know the location to the Holy Grail, which in this book really means the living decendants of Jesus Christ. However, Langdon doesn't know where the Holy Grail lies, but Sauniere did leave him  various clues as to how to find it. Because of all the exciting mythology regarding the Holy Grail , setting this book down seems impossible. Furthermore, because Langdon acts as fugitive, he always has to move and at some points the weight of the suspense crushes the reader. In conclusion, anyone who enjoys, mystery, thriller, or history novels would love The Da Vinci Code.


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