It'd been six months sice I borrowed the book from Avi. Then I couldn't read more than twenty pages. I felt that it was disgusting novel as I skimmed through the first few pages. In fact my astrological scale had turned the other side. I was in no mood to read any books. I forced myself to read this one and I failed miserably.
And then the movie is in news. Every body sang real praise to Dan Brown's work except for the pontiffs. I started feeling jealous of myself for not reading the book. I made my mind and decided to read the book from the start once again. After all I remembered little but Saunnierre's murder. Christ! My brother had kept the book at home in Mysore. I felt at loss.
While I visited a book stall with Balu I spotted Tom Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" and I grabbed it. I decided to read Dan Brown's novel after Tom Clancy's. I read "The Sum of All Fears" and I liked it. When I went home I brought "The Da Vinci Code" back to Bangalore.
First day I re-read the first few pages. This time more seriously. The book gripped me. The second day I was reading the book in my usual style - lying. I felt pain in the elbows for holding the book for a long time. I went on and on and on reading the book till midnight. The quest for the grail undoubtedly made me curious beyond expression. When I felt overwhelming sleep I looked at the clock. It was 02:52. It was early morning morning and I feared I'd get late to office the very second day!
The narration is marvelous and the plot ingenuous. Dan Brown has sent hidden messages through the fictional character Robert Langdon. I'll write more about it in the next post.