Friday, May 29, 2015

The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown

The book tells you the story of the royal bloodline of Jesus (Yes! You read it right!!) and advocates that it is being protected by a secret society called the Priory of Scion, with no intentions to release the secret to the world.

The Da Vinci Code which had created a huge debate from around the world when it was released was again in my hands after a decade of having read it once. Yet I felt as if I had never read it before, that someone had illustrated its story long back which had become hazy over all these years. May be it was because I was so naive in understanding the story since I was unaware of everything regarding religion in depth. I had only read it as a suspense thriller. When the descriptions and the knowledge surrounding it in your brain do not fit, you can hardly understand the concept.

I studied in a convent school and all that I knew as an adolescent was that the church blamed women because of the supposedly original sin of Eve by munching on the fruit of knowledge in Eden Garden. During the discussions among the characters of novel, it will dawn on you that the lore of sacred feminine is being sung everywhere through the artwork of great people of the past. I did a little research on internet and found supporting data for both sides of the debate. Hence, conclusions are tough to be drawn.

Every page of this book is a quest for the long lost secret. The reader finds himself drawn into the nerve racing escapade of a symbologist Robert Langdon and a cryptologist Sophie Neveu. You keep guessing the mastermind behind the plot threatening the very existence of proof to sacred feminine and the book has managed to keep it to itself till the last fifty pages. The plot is well spread across France and England and the events within two days.

The reader will be left with more thinking on the subject even after racing through the novel. The novel leaves you with a hint that the best kept secrets in history are for the good of mankind; revealing secrets is not the only way to make them obvious.

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