The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

Do believe the Hype!

This present-day-historical-whodunnit-cum-religious-conspiracy gripped me, and I read it in a day, not wanting to take a break even for the daily G&T on the verandah (and that’s saying something).

Hazel and I were not the only ones devouring Da Vinci – I don’t think there was a single party on Le Meridien Kovalam Beach’s beach who didn’t have a copy for their holiday read…. we saw versions in English, Spanish, Swedish and German.

Buy it: amazon link

…… although reading the reviews on the website, I’d say that if you are a Holy Grail connoisseur, or looking for something deep and meaningful in a novel, this holiday blockbuster isn’t the book for you.

On the other hand, if you’re after a bit of escapist holiday/commuting/bedtime reading, which teases out half remembered bits of information on christianity and (western) european history, and weaves them all together into a believable narrative (so long as – like me – you don’t analyse every plot line), then you should enjoy this book!