Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Tuesday 18th January 2022 - 12:17:05

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Thriller > The Da Vinci Code review

« Troy reviewTroyMidas Car Care reviewMidas Car Care »

Score: 8.8/10  [4 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 236 - The Da Vinci Code
Written by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by Penguin Random House or their agents for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
March 2004

The Da Vinci Code product reviews

Robert Langdon, Harvard Professor of symbology, receives an urgent late-night call while in Paris: the curator of the Louvre has been murdered. Alongside the body is a series of baffling ciphers.

Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, are stunned to find a trail that leads to the to the works of Da Vinci - and further. The curator, part of a secret society named the Priory of Sion, may have sacrificed his life to keep secret the location of a vastly important religious relic hidden for centuries.

It appears that the clandestine Vatican-sanctioned Catholic sect Opus Dei has now made its move. Unless Landon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, the Priory's secret - and a stunning historical truth - will be lost forever.

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel

conspiracy   cryptography   dan brown   freemasons   holy grail   illuminati   opus dei   priory of sion   symbology
Other listings you may be interested in:
Digital FortressDigital Fortress
Rating: 9.5
The Da Vinci CodeThe Da Vinci Code
Rating: 7.5
The Lost SymbolThe Lost Symbol
Rating: 8.8
The Tooth Fairy (Softcover)The Tooth Fairy (Softcover)
Rating: 9.4
Ripley's Twists - Mighty MachinesRipley's Twists - Mighty Machines
Rating: 9.4
The Infinity Ring - 2 - Divide and ConquerThe Infinity Ring - 2 - Divide and Conquer
Rating: 9.9
I Wish I Could DanceI Wish I Could Dance
Rating: 9.0
The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug - Cloaks & DaggersThe Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug - Cloaks & Daggers
Rating: 10.0
Rating: 9.8
Spirit Animals: Tales of the Great BeastsSpirit Animals: Tales of the Great Beasts
Rating: 9.9
Ava and Angus ShowtimeAva and Angus Showtime
Rating: 8.5
DC Comics - Secret Hero Society: Study Hall of JusticeDC Comics - Secret Hero Society: Study Hall of Justice
Rating: 9.1
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #5: School DazeDiary of a Minecraft Zombie #5: School Daze
Rating: 9.5

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of monkeyspoon

Review by: monkeyspoon (Andrew)
Dated: 23rd of September, 2009

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 7.3/10
Score 6 out of 10
Score 7 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10

The one word I would use to sum up this fascinating tale of history, secrets and genius would be 'intrigue'.

It's an action packed story of codes and cults that teaches you along the way about new concepts and gripping, intelligent symbolism.

It starts with Robert Langdon, Professor and symbologist suddenly being thrust into a world of complicating cyphers and puzzles that draws him further into a chase for what seems one of the most sought after of historical artefacts, the holy grail.

Having the illustrated edition makes it even more of a thrill-ride with accompanying images of landmarks, maps and paintings, which intensifies the read.

Opus dei, freemasons and christianity. The only bad thing about this book is that it encouraged me to learn and research more of what its about.

Only one of Dan Brown's several great reads.

Click here to read the profile of diogenes

Review by: diogenes (Rob)
Dated: 1st of June, 2006

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 10/10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10

WOW. Wow, wow, wow, wow.

Until recently, I felt like I was the only person on the entire planet who had not read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, something that has now been rectified. I must say, it has taken far too long to actually get to read it.

What can I say that hasn't already been said? What words could I use to describe this novel? Why has it taken me so long to get to read it?

Brown's novel is the genuine page-turner. Many novels in the past have been called page-turners, but this far outstrips them all. If you want to kill five minutes and have a quick read, DO NOT PICK UP THIS BOOK. Seriously. I sailed way past my bus stop yesterday, and had to get off and walk to work. I was late. Very late. But did I care? Not really, my thought were turning to The Da Vinci Code, and how soon I could get to read it. I stayed up far too late last night, not wanting to put the book down. My daughter can finally eat - I am willing to cook meals again.

Once you pick up this book, you will find it very hard to put down. You would sooner have a leg hacked off than put this book down before you have come to the final page. I am not normally known for reading novels. I rarely read fiction. This is the exception. I was grabbed by the throat on page one, and was taken on a roller-coaster of a ride through America, France, Italy, England and Scotland, until I arrived breathless, tired and hungry nearly six hundred pages later...

If this is fiction, and Dan Brown in just a storyteller, then I could quite happily immerse myself in a fictional world created by Dan Brown - and never leave.

Click here to read the profile of neoshibby

Review by: neoshibby (Stacey)
Dated: 21st of December, 2005

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.0/10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Score 7 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, Dan Brown is a gifted author!
The only complaint I have about it is that it was paced so quickly the book was over before I knew it!
Some small knowledge of religious artifacts and history will help the reading, and for interests sake, but the author gives you plenty of 'fact' to make sure you know what is going on.
I'd recommend this as a great read, particularly if you like a book you can't put down... just don't forget it's fiction!

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 20th of May, 2004

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 10/10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10

I know, I know... you can't have a perfect 10... YES YOU CAN, when it's this well deserved!

I haven't even finished the book and I so impressed I have to write a review now... I simply can not wait to finish it.

Being one to find esoteric connections fascinating, adore secrets unveiled, puzzles solved, enigma's revealed... this book, this awesome story had me totally hoooked by the first chapter!

Packed with twists and turns, puzzles and, most strangely of all, EXPLICITLY FACTUAL information, I am stunned such a book isn't retailing at a far higher price. I would absolutely LOVE to see this made into a movie... The movie based on the book Timeline was gone from the cinema before I could see it, but this book was so much fuller, I doubt a movie would do it justice... but I would still love to see it, the pictures it painted in my mind were so stunning I just have to see them on the big screen. Anyone got a few million they want to invest? :)

I have only just finished chapter 33, and I am overwhelmed by it already. Overall, I just have to say "HELL YES! Buy this, you will not be disappointed." and hope that I can get some of his other works, like Digital Fortress - that sounds way-cool too!

*** ADDENDUM ***

OK, I have now finished the book. It was brilliant! I had a lot of trouble putting it down at any stage, to the point where I sat up til 4am to finish it last night. It was wonderfully tangled web, with connections that we all know about but just don't click to... and there are a few that you really were not aware of in the day-to-day part of your mind.

Full of sideline explainations of the origins of everyday words, and quite a few non-everyday ones too, I loved it to the max... as the score reflects.

Now, more than ever, I am looking forward to reading more of Dan Brown's works... I suspect there will be some parallels between the super-code from Digital Fortress and the oft-maligned PGP. (grin)

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 5584: Punctuation Mark
Author: Belinda Ellis

Product image for Punctuation MarkMark reads at high speed. He pauses at a comma, star jumps at an asterisk and leaps at an exclamation mark. He reads and reads until he reaches, a full stop.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I like to pick up hitchhikers. When they get in the car I say, "Put on your seat belt. I want to try something. I saw it once in a cartoon, but I think I can do it."
Steve Wright

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide