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Old May 8th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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I have had about three people pushing me to read this book for quite some time. So I finally gave in. I am on chapter 6, still this book fails to grab me. Should I keep on, is it a good read? How far in before you couldn't put it down?
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Old May 8th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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I watched about 20 minutes of the movie,and found it horribly boring,never tried book.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 02:41 PM
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i worked at chapters when the book was the biggest thing ever, and i never read it.... didnt seem to interesting. if your that far in and your not into it i would suggest letting it go, read for enjoyment not just to read books that everyone says you should. i usually avoid books with huge hype, i always find them disappointing they never live up to your expectations.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 04:20 PM
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I have had about three people pushing me to read this book for quite some time. So I finally gave in. I am on chapter 6, still this book fails to grab me. Should I keep on, is it a good read? How far in before you couldn't put it down?
I think you should continue, but it really is up to yourself. It took awhile for me to go into it as well. I did enjoy it though, it was worth it for me to read it. Did you see the movie?
I liked Angels and Demons more than I liked Da Vinci though
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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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I was hooked pretty much from the first page. I loved it, but I'm also really into all that conspiracy stuff. I took my reading on the subjects explored in the Davinci Code further and read several non fiction books about the Knights Templar, the history of the stone masons and stuff like that.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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It grabbed me right from the start, too, but I minored in Art History, focusing on the Italian Renaissance period so I could easily visualize most of what was discussed, plus I've read lots of stuff on the Templars and hidden Goddess imagery so it was right up my alley. If you're not enjoying it, it's not worth putting the work into it-reading should be because you can't wait to get to the next chapter, IMO, not just to finish a book.

Are you a fan of thrillers and mysteries in general?
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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:22 PM
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I had a very hard time reading it also, but stuck with it and towards the middle it got better and held my attention.

I highly recommend the book over the movie, the movie was so boring I coudn't watch it. Plus it skipped lots of parts from in the book.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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I rather liked the book - tho I can't say it moved me as much as many ppl (Much of the info was not new to me - I have been interested in that sort of info before and had read The Holy Blood and Holy Grail and others which contain a lot of the same info tho not in a fiction thriller kind of way.)

I dled the movie and found it not very well done and I really really like Tom Hanks!! I found the movie boring and not as exciting as the book. I actually like some of Brown's earlier books better - like Digital Fortress.
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