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Old 16 Aug 2005, 20:46   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone on this forum read the books written by Dan Brown; The DaVinchi Code, Angels and Demons etc...
These are extremely good reads but many absolute christians find these controversial but all in all these are fantastic, riveting and contain many truths about the church, opus dei and other conspiracies.
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Old 16 Aug 2005, 22:00   #2 (permalink)
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I've read them. I enjoyed them and found them very interesting.

As a Christian I have to say I'm ot overlyjoyed by what DaVinci code says - but as Jack Bauer said, it is not fully based on fact. As such I take it for what it is - an enjoyable read but nothing more.
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Old 16 Aug 2005, 22:29   #3 (permalink)
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So I'm actually saying it where people will notice it rather than the 'moved' thread where it once was...

From what I hear, the novels in question are pretty good as entiertainment, but, like a lot of entertainment, if the facts behind the fcition get mixed up with the fiction, and the fiction becomes the fact in the eyes of too many, it causes problems. Thats partially why I moved the thread from political/religious to enclave: to leave it there leaves it open for someone to take the books as gospel*. They're based on SOME facts, and some legends, but too many people have thought the "conspiracy" in the book is real in reality. Of course, that there are real conspiracies similar to some mentioned in the book, but on the whole, the book's fiction.

*And that's even dafter. Jesus only wrote the foreword.
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 01:44   #4 (permalink)
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and if you take 'em from the view of someone who goes through a lot of literature, and goes so far as to do creative writing at uni...they're completely balls. second-rate hack-writing. partially researched pulp-fiction from someone who doesn't realise he's writing pulp fiction

don't get me wrong, i've read some pulp-fiction that i absolutely loved. but the author didn't take their novels quite so seriously in that case. this bugger does. and he should be stopped >. please, someone save me from second-rate hacks considering themselves to be first rate authors...
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 09:20   #5 (permalink)
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<feels the same way about J.K. Rowling>
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 21:19   #6 (permalink)
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Dan Brown's books have fast paced plots, good twists, and controversial material, but he's not a great writer. His characters might as well be made of cardboard. They have zero personality, their only point is to move the plot along. Personally, I place character development above plot to make a good story. If you read a book because you want to see what the characters are going to have to get out of next, then you're reading a good book. I say that J.K. Rowling is an excellent author because she develops her characters so well. I forgive her the massive logic holes in the wizarding world because they don't interfer with an otherwise excellent story.
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DEVELOPS CHARACTERS?!?!?!!? HARRY DIDN'T GET A PERSONALITY UNTIL THE FIFTH BOOK, AND HE LOST IT AGAIN JUST IN TIME FOR THE SIXTH!!!

Oh, and then there is the cliche at the end of number six..."I can't be with you, its too dangerous"...like I have never seen THAT before.

Oh, and there's also her maddening obsession with adverbs. And the fact that a lot of her characters are morphic clones of LOTR.

Oh, and finally.....ITS A CHILDRENS BOOK. FOR CHILDREN. It does NOT deserve the hype it has got. Oh, and if I hear the word "Muggle" one more time I am going to give the user a Friendly Handshake. As a Discworld fan, you know what that means.
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Has anyone on this forum read the books written by Dan Brown; The DaVinchi Code, Angels and Demons etc...
These are extremely good reads but many absolute christians find these controversial but all in all these are fantastic, riveting and contain many truths about the church, opus dei and other conspiracies.
I read up to the 6th chapter of the DaVinci Code. Then I kinda got bored, sure the conspiracy was cool but I'm just going to see the movie when it comes out next year. Tom Hanks plays the main character.
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Old 18 Aug 2005, 01:14   #9 (permalink)
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oh, god...they're actually making a movie for it?? all of a sudden, i feel a massive need to hit someone with a large and heavy oak table...

oh well, i guess it can't be any worse than the book...can it?? someone??
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Old 18 Aug 2005, 22:31   #10 (permalink)
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[glow=blue,0,020]I agree with your views but in today's era it is indeed a good book, it is also nudged on by the fact that there are a lot of conspiracy theories about the church and various other groups such as the illuminati (i should know, i love reading conspiracy theories) but i have to say dan brown is a good writer but his talent is shadowed by the actual storyline making his writing look mediocre.

;Dlol and dudemaster joe roo i strongly agree with your veiws on jk rowling even though most ppl in my school think im crazy if i so much as slander her, even if the target of the slander is her writing history or the fact that her books are for children.

Elflord you should really continue reading the davinchi code, it gets very heated and intresting and you might find most of the characters are nt who they seem[/glow]
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