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    What is your opinion of the book? Does the book satisfy you with the mystery of the Grail,the last supper,etc.Is the book overrated? Do you think the movie will be successful as the book? Share your insights, the good and the bad aspects of the DaVinci code.
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    27 Apr '06 21:29
    Originally posted by Nietzsche1844
    What is your opinion of the book? Does the book satisfy you with the mystery of the Grail,the last supper,etc.Is the book overrated? Do you think the movie will be successful as the book? Share your insights, the good and the bad aspects of the DaVinci code.
    One time my girlfriend drew some tiny dots near my sinus, it seemed I had a code in my nose....
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    27 Apr '06 21:54
    Originally posted by Nietzsche1844
    What is your opinion of the book? Does the book satisfy you with the mystery of the Grail,the last supper,etc.Is the book overrated? Do you think the movie will be successful as the book? Share your insights, the good and the bad aspects of the DaVinci code.
    http://www.y-zine.com/yjesus.htm
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    28 Apr '06 13:13
    Originally posted by frogstomp
    http://www.y-zine.com/yjesus.htm
    Make up your mind.
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    I believe the book does not meet the expectations of the great questions of History.Very commercial book.
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    28 Apr '06 20:16
    I believe that the book is an excellent story. A very fun read. Dont go into it expecting to find a new truth or anything else, for that matter. Read it as a good book of fiction and you will thoroughly enjoy it.


    The movie, I predict, will be a good movie, but fall short of the book, just as every other book turned movie has done. Die hard fans of the book and Dan Brown will likely pick it apart.
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    28 Apr '06 23:31
    Originally posted by Nietzsche1844
    I believe the book does not meet the expectations of the great questions of History.Very commercial book.
    I was recently reading the gnostic gospels. The gnostics that Brown cites do not give evidence to Jesus marrying Mary in fact Phillip and Magdalene contradict it- though they do suggest she had an important role. Brown also says that the canonical gospels were chosen by Constantinople. THis is not true. He also asserts that the gospels were intended to denigrate Mary and reveal Jesus as divine- let me just say that the church must have chosen the wrong gospel. It is in fact the opposite. The Gnostics demonstrate Jesus as purely supernatural (Jesus causes whole villages to become blind and Jesus kills a child...LOL) while the canonical gospel describe Jesus as very human.
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    I believe Brown's book is not welcome for a lot of people.
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    30 Apr '06 02:30
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    Make up your mind.
    you have a point to make????
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    Originally posted by Conrau K
    I was recently reading the gnostic gospels. The gnostics that Brown cites do not give evidence to Jesus marrying Mary in fact Phillip and Magdalene contradict it- though they do suggest she had an important role. Brown also says that the canonical gospels were chosen by Constantinople. THis is not true. He also asserts that the gospels were intended to deni ...[text shortened]... me blind and Jesus kills a child...LOL) while the canonical gospel describe Jesus as very human.
    you are talking about the bogus gospel of thomas?
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    Dan Brown couldn't write his way out of a paper bag. His characters are one-dimensional, his narrative simplistic and his environments weak. He also writes about things he doesn't have a clue about. Anyone here tried to read Digital Fortress? Horrible mess of stupidity about cryptography.
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    Originally posted by frogstomp
    you are talking about the bogus gospel of thomas?
    Nope....Phillip
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    01 May '06 08:59
    Originally posted by Nietzsche1844
    What is your opinion of the book? Does the book satisfy you with the mystery of the Grail,the last supper,etc.Is the book overrated? Do you think the movie will be successful as the book? Share your insights, the good and the bad aspects of the DaVinci code.
    The book was certainly over-rated.

    There was no character development, the dialogues were utter crap and there was no hinting towards other possibilties of an outcome.

    And besides all this *SPOILER AHEAD*
    The epilogue destroys everything the writer builds up.
    The main factor of the story being that it's only interesting because you don't know...
    And then in the epilogue...he tells you.
    It was pathetic.

    As for the grail being the blood line of Jesus. Well, it could be true.

    However...

    I advice EVERYBODY to read "Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco.
    It has one of the best endings ever written and it's roughly on the same subject.
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    I believe the book sucks, Dan Brown is an appalling author and it is a crime that he is allowed to continue writing trash and getting paid for it. Anyone who likes this book; shame on you for helping to turn the art of literature into a pop-music style money game.
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    01 May '06 13:50
    Originally posted by KnightWulfe
    I believe that the book is an excellent story. A very fun read. Dont go into it expecting to find a new truth or anything else, for that matter. Read it as a good book of fiction and you will thoroughly enjoy it.


    The movie, I predict, will be a good movie, but fall short of the book, just as every other book turned movie has done. Die hard fans of the book and Dan Brown will likely pick it apart.
    I thought the story itself was a good one, although the actual telling of it wasn't great.

    I get fed up when people say it is a bad book, purely on the basis that it doesn't stand up under scrutiny, and it can't be true. They seem to think everything must either be complete fantasy, or completely truthful... it's nice to have something in-between occasionally!
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