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January 26, 2004

The Da Vinci Code

Last night I did something moderately stupid, which I hadn't done for months: picked up Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and finished it in one sitting, 11:30pm to 4:30am. The reviews on that official page may be a bit over the board, but it is indeed a good gripping thriller, packed with lots and lots of interesting facts or opinions of comparative religion, depending on which way you look at them. The title of the Bulgarian translation is "Kodyt na Leonardo", and it also happens to be a good translation, right down to the several pieces of verse, some of them crucial to the plot.

I also managed to solve a couple of the riddles almost immediately on seeing them - and even spooked Iva a bit when I got up at 2am, looking for a mirror :) The funny thing is, I woke up quite easily at 7:30am and am not feeling sleepy at all even now - but ask me again in an hour or three :P

Update: Read more about the Da Vinci Code in a later post.

Posted by roam at January 26, 2004 09:03 AM