Overrated.

@RigelK (46)
February 25, 2008 2:37am CST
Am I the only one who thinks it was overrated? I'm not christian (agnostic), so I wasn't bothered by the subject matter, I just don't think the book itself was all that special. It wasn't bad, just not good enough to deserve all of the attention it got.
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• United States
25 Feb 08
Well I loved it, and i loved the movie too, and I would read the book again and see the movie again. I thought it was well written, well researched and well worth my time. I think it got all the attention becuase of the controversy it brought with it.
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• Indonesia
25 Feb 08
I think so. The book is good, but not that good. I red the book once, and I don't feel I need to read that again. Yeah, the subject matter made the book very popular coz it's controversy. I personally don't think it's a big issue.
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13 Mar 08
well.. i love any book by dan brown n thats not why i'll be advocatin for this book but i really thin most of the facts it brought out to society weren evn known to many ppl and since ppl startd becomin aware of the real history left behind, that the church startd havin problems with it which raised the controversies.. if it wouldn have been worth all it, it wudn have raised the controversies too...!!
@RigelK (46)
13 Mar 08
The controversies in the catholic church have to do with priests molesting children and the church moving them around to hide this from people. That has nothing to do with the Davinci Code. And I'm sorry, but if when you talk about "real history" you're refering to the Priory of Scion (the group in the book protecting the bloodline of christ), that's not real history. The Priory of Scion that Dan Brown based the book on was started in 1961 by Pierre Plantard, a pretender to the French throne. It was a hoax, but Mr. Browm wasn't very thorough in his research, so he thought it was the real thing.
@apunghl (14)
• Singapore
17 Apr 08
I'm a christian and I do not for a moment find that the book is any threat to my faith. It's pure fiction and I don't really understand the big furore over this release. Maybe it was a publicity stunt. I fully agree it's a good read but not that good to get all the attention. There are many better books around that deserves more attention.
• United States
19 Mar 08
I completely agree, the writing was terrible and it was only popular because people thought it was controversial. I think some of it was also stolen from another writer, and they didn't get anywhere near the attention this book got. It's funny, because most of the people that read this and thought it was great were people who don't read even occasionally.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I would never have read the book myself if it hadn't been for all the controversy. i thought it was not really that well written. the problem with it was that Dan Brown didn't really do a very good job with his research and claiming that what he found was fact when it rally wasn't. Any way I usually like to read books again after time but not this one. Too much like a cheap detective novel.
@Foxfire1875 (2011)
25 Feb 08
I think it was over rated, it was a reasonably good read but nothing special and I won't bother reading it again, there's not much point. The only reason it got so much attention was the subject matter, which isn't even new and he got the idea from holy blood, holy grail.