December 05, 2005

Last One to the Da Vinci Party

So I started The Da Vinci Code. I think everyone on the planet has raved about it. And when something gets that much buzz, I just hate being left out. I remember when The Firm came out when I was in junior high or high school, and it was simply huge. So I read it, because I just had to know what everyone was talking about. And to this day, I don't get what the big deal was. It was okay, but on the boring side. A Time to Kill was a much better Grisham novel.

Now I know, The Da Vinci Code has been out for a while. But honestly? I don't buy hardback books unless it's by an author that I already love. So I thought I'd just wait for this one to come out in paperback. But the damn thing just will not leave the bestseller list. It may never be released in paperback. So I borrowed a copy from my step-dad months, maybe years ago, and I finally started it. But I suspect it's not worthy of all the hype.

Am I wasting my time?


Anonymous said...

I absolutely despise that book. It is a piece of fiction in many circles being passed of as factual history.
However, I would never suggest anyone pass up a book , no matter how much I hate it.


Queen Kandis said...

People are stupid. Especially the type of people who limit their reading to the bestseller list. I read an article in The New York Times a couple of summers ago about people making trips to some random church in Scotland because it was mentioned in The Da Vinci Code and they were actually looking for the artifact in the book. Somehow millions of people were absent from school the day they taught the difference between fiction and non-fiction books.

jooley_ann said...

It's an extraordinarily poorly written book. Like Steve, I don't want to tell anyone to pass on any book...though this one tops my list of books I hate.

(And normally I'm not a hatah, but it makes me crazy that so many people -- even a few I respect -- thought this was a great book. It's simple, cheap, and fluffy. Yuck.)

Anne said...

I am so glad to see the other posters so far agree with me. It's terribly written and silly - the literary equivalent of Cheez-its (you keep on eating them even though you know they're terrible for you...). I confess I read it right through, hating it all the while. Go figure.