Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes.
As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci – and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.
Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever…
This was an interesting book. I learnt quit a lot and it was really captivating, but I had some problems with it. The first one is that I absolutely hated Fache. He doesn't like women and everything I read one of his chapted I felt the hate coming. The second thing was that some parts were really boring and it took me way too long to get through this book (it took me 12 days in total to read The Da Vinci Code!). I lost my interest at the end of the book and I could not wait to start an other one.
Overal I think it's an important book to read and I still highly recommend it. I also liked the main character and the explanation about certain topics.
I've seen the movie last year (so before I read the book, yes shame on me!) but my plan is to re-watch it this month. The Da Vinci Code is the second book in this book series, but it's the first in the movie series. So they switched Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code (I think because The Da Vinci Code was already famous and Angels and Demons was less famous). Here's the trailer in case you haven't seen the movie yet (but I'm prettyy sure everybody has seen that one already!)
Am I the only one who has read this book so late or is it still in your tbr?