Skip to comments.Codebreakers rack their brains to solve Dan Brown's new poser
Posted on 01/02/2006 12:55:51 PM PST by wagglebee
I don't get it. I read the book, and thought it was really stupid.
Amen to that!
So now we know when the book will come out.
It probably would have anyway to catch the summer vacation reading surge.
Just too easy......
"You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out,
You put your..............."
I thought he did a good job of weaving a story around a bunch of conspiracy theories that have been around a long time. It's not fine literature, but fine literature usually doesn't amuse me as much.
I'm looking forward to learning the hidden meanings of that obscure ritual activity known to some as "The Kegger".
I got to 100 pages or so and stopped. It was too much - too many coincidences, the protagonists too lucky in their ability to solve mysteries, just basically too unbelievable. You can take the breakneck speed factor and overdo it, which I believe was done in this book.
"Oh, look, they are going to get caught. Oh, look, they got away. Oh, look, they are going to get caught. Oh,look, . . .
And then the ending: "Hey, let's get together later and have sex."
Fabulous writing. The stuff of legend. Or at least worthy of making a stupid movie.
42. The answer is 42.
It's an ancient practice designed to insure that the regurgitation reflexes function correctly.
Tom Clancy for Conspiracy Nuts?
There was also a 1750 Fraternity at William and Mary College in Williamsbugh Virginia. The name appears in letters only (FHC) and no one ever has said what the Latin would be. Thomas Jefferson was a member of this "Secret Club".
In the 19th and 20th century, it called the Flat Hat Club. It was specific to friendship, mirth, conviviality, science and charity.
Anyone remember their Latin?? Wanna Guess?
Just a reminder .....Dan Brown ...writer of FICTION.
Fiction it is. I enjoy historical novels but the DaVinci Code doesn't even rate that.
I thought the same thing about the ending. The story had a great lead up and wove in some interesting history, but the end just fell flat. It was like Dan Brown got tired of writing and just decided to end the book as fast as he could.
I'm surprised that the focus of the next book will be on the Masons considering that "National Treasure" was releasesd not too long ago.
I thought it was entertaining.
What I find stupid and borderline scary are the people who somehow think this novel has a basis in reality, kind of like the same people who thought that Oliver Stone's "JFK" was a documentary.