The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

With the exception of Fifty Shades of Grey, I don’t think any other work of fiction has caused such a stir! Reading this work of fiction might very well change your life. If it hadn’t been for Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code I may never have found myself visiting the breathtaking Roslyn Chapel in Scotland – it was a very enjoyable experience and one that I would recommend. More importantly, if it hadn’t been for this book, this beautiful church would have been left to become a ruin, like so much of our British heritage.

The DaVinci Code begins at the Louvre Museum in Paris. A museum curator is running from a malevolent monk who plans to interrogate him before murdering him.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

The next thing we hear is that the curator has left a series of clues with his naked body at the centre arranged to resemble Da Vinci’s The Vitruvian Man with a pentacle drawn across his body with his own blood. Only one man can solve this arrangement of cryptic puzzles and that’s our protagonist Professor Robert Langdon, world-renowned symbologist! What follows is a cat and mouse chase between Robert Langdon, the estranged grand daughter of the museum curator and the French police who are working for people within Opus Dei – a Catholic church based secret society.

The Da Vinci Code travels through time from the early times of the Bible throughout history as you discover the work and purpose of the Templar Knights. One moment you’re in France, then you find you’re in the Temple Church, London, then across to Roslyn Chapel in Scotland where the story reaches its conclusion.

What an amazing exciting journey involving what could be the biggest cover up of all the time, the existence of the Holy Grail. Did it really exist?

What is especially intriguing about this book is that a good number of conspiracy theories are addressed such as the existence of Priory of Zion of which Leonardo Da Vinci was once a grand master, the protection of the Holy Grail by the Knights Templar, the existence of the Opus Dei for destruction of anything that threatens the catholic church. This is gritty stuff. Read also The Lost Symbol and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown for similar conspiracy question marks. Whether these books are complete works of fiction, Dan Brown should be patted on the back for opening our eyes to the bigger picture out there in the big wide world! Above all, I would recommend that you purchase the illustrated version of The Da Vinci Code – it’s a treat!