Sunday, June 3, 2007

Dan Brown`s -Da Vinci Code~~A Mesmerizing Novel



I had my first taste of Dan Brown novels during my 4th semester holidays.....apparently his all time best,the Da Vinci code was creating a huge sensation across the world...and controversy is what brought me to skim through his book. Well i am not that novel savvy person...i hardly read any novels...the reason is by the time i get to second or third chapter i lose patience..and eventually..i put it down.My reading habits predominantly consists of newspapers,non fiction books,quiz..etc...but always a strict no to novels...

So with Da Vinci what interested me was the controversial aspect of Christianity that was over emphasized by the media...was Jesus a really married man....being from catholic school this thing really caught my attention...and i started reading..the novel..
Hmmmm ..the first two chapters was very much with conventional crime novels i have tried but after that ..it was all Dans mesmerizing script that got me addicted to the story...
well i won`t call Dan a complete fiction author...the amount of trivia and facts he brought into the story was awesome..

And any reader would easily lose the difference between reel and reality once they get into the novel...and i tried to use the Google search to verify the authenticity of this facts and information he uses in this book...and most them proved that this guy is no bluffer...he has done some sweating research to write this book...though the story line was fictional some the facts really are authentic and caused a stir..when dan brown made them noticable to the world through his novel...
For instance..the reference he makes to the Opus Dei..a orthodox Christian cult..which many people outside the US are not aware of..and in his novel he blames them of practicing..cruel physical abuse in the name of mortification..and when i visited their web page it virtually seemed to cry over this controversy calling the novelist claims as insane...

But whatever sane or insane what catches my attention here is the impact a fiction novel can make on established organizations like Opus Dei...
The trick brown has used is nothing but hide reel amongst the mist of reality...and a powerful way of impacting a readers mind...so much that many goverments decidd to ban the movie based on the novel...

Well the biggest drawback was though the novel was racy with lot of rational facts that will leave any trivia buff baffled...it was`t something that could fit into a silver screen....but the attention towards the novel was so much that it tempted Sony to produce the movie...i wondered they would have ever produced such a movie...if it was a script by any rookie story writer looking for a breakthrough in Hollywood...and how about that huge amount of funding that went into promoting that movie...though Tom Hanks perfectly merged into this character of Robert Langdon.This was a story which is just not suited to be on screens.Its a surprise that a such major production company like the Sony could fall into such a pit.


But whatever i would strongly recommend Da Vinci..to any one who is reluctant to reading fiction because this novel is just not a fiction at all...Da Vinci has made me take deeper interest in Brown`s others works...

I have no doubt that Dan Brown will be a true trend setter of his time.....

HATS OFF to "DAN BROWN"....