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OT; some spoilers: language and THE DAVINCI CODE

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 2:51
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From: "And Rosta" <a.rosta@...>

> Sally: > > The DaVinci Code > > Read it and tell me what you think... > > There's no way I'm going to read it now, after the slagging off you've > given it.
It'll be made into a big Hollywood movie where it will get the editing it needs. Actually, I quite enjoyed it! I was up till the wee hours last night finishing it. So it has some merit in the suspense department. Unusual, because normally if a book's style irritates me, I can't finish the book. As I said to Mark, I'd be curious to discuss this with anybody who's read it, off-line, because there are some aspects of the premise that I've looked into before. Brown did a lot of research, but his primary source seems to be a book that was deeply criticized for its inaccuracies. The material about Leonardo Da Vinci, though, is fascinating, and I would want to know if the book's premises had anything behind them. If only Umberto Eco had written this. Sally Caves Eskkoat ol ai sendran, rohsan nuehra celyil takrem bomai nakuo. "My shadow follows me, putting strange, new roses into the world."


John Cowan <cowan@...>