Title- The Davinci Code
Genre- Suspense, mystery
Similar Books/Comps– The Library of the Unwritten
My emotions- Edge of my seat
Robert Langdon- Harvard symbologist
Sophie Neveu- French cryptologist
I liked the action and danger more than the history bits. I wanted more romance than there was.
Robert is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and Sophie sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever
The action bits
What I’d change-
Sometimes too much history made it slower
Shorten novel to condense it some
Quote- “Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”
Pacing- Depended on the chapter, some flew by, some dragged on