Publisher: Corgi Books
Year it was Published: 2004
Places: Paris, London, England, Roslin
Original Language: American English
So do you remember when I showed you my TBR pile of Dan Brown books? I am sure that you are thinking where they have all got to! Well the reason because of this is I wanted a change for a little while and I have loads of other books to get through - as well as the obvious blog tour and interview! Unfortunately there won't be a relentless amount of Dan Brown reviews for the time being, after this one. I have only just started The Lost Symbol and there are plenty other reviews that are for other books.
For the Robert Langdon series second instalment, it focuses upon a murder which happened at the Louvre late at night. Robert is a suspect of the French police and therefore is on the run with Sophie Neveu - the granddaughter of the victim. Together they follow a trail which leads to many works of Leonardo Da Vinci, including The Mona Lisa. This is where they discover a truth deeply routed into huge secrets stretched through most of History.
Particularly I like the idea of that Dan Brown has decided to go in the direction of having to look at more of religion and it's history. This can be very interesting in itself as it can stretch quite far back, and in some ways we don't even know any different.
On the contrary, I found it so that there was many inaccurate representations of certain aspects of the story. You probably won't understand this, but the way that a British person is described can be very stereotypical. Especially coming from an American author, this is why I tend to avoid books written by American authors concerning British characters. They may sometimes be due to how they think of what a British lifestyle is all about, and they may have not researched into this. Also I think it is good to identify what type of nationality they have and the place they come from. This is because if I get these elements inside my head, it gives a better image of the character. For example, they may be Scottish and come from Glasgow. Their accent would be completely different to someone from Edinburgh let alone Cockney accents from London, England.
In the end this is a very controversial book and in some ways the prose is just appalling, hopefully the next book will be much better.
Rating : **
Hopefully it won't be long until my next review for the Dan Brown books' readathon!
To be a good person I have decided to tell you what is going to happen within the next few weeks for posts!
- Eleanor & Park on 14th March
- Touched Up Blog Tour on 17th March
- The Jewel on 21st March