I think, baring some yet to be discovered tribes in the deepest parts of the Amazon, I was the last person on Earth to read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
I borrowed a copy from a friend at the place where I was working then returned it completely read in about 3 days. For me the Da Vinci Code isn’t a great piece of literature — it’s a good paced story reasonably told which opens up the mind to possibilities. Of course, it’s written as fiction so we all *know* it’s made up. But it does pose the question of ‘what if?’.
If you are the last remaining individual of said Amazon tribe don’t read any further because it might spoil your read of the book.
I don’t read very much in the Christian genre so I really didn’t think much about whether there could be a bloodline dating back to the Christ. So this book got me thinking and then lead me to other books on the Magdalene theories then onto the Cathars. To me, it seems very possible and, really, if God came down to show us the way and live life as a mortal why wouldn’t you experience having a family? And anyone who happens to have kids knows just what an ‘experience’ that can be. *ahem* Anyway, it’s just a thought 😉
The Da Vinci Code also lead me on to considering the Sacred Feminine and where it became a missing link between our ancestors and modern culture. I’ve read a lot more on the Catholic church, trying to grasp the politics and thoughts, because of this book.
I also think it was responsible for opening up people’s eyes to the genius of Da Vinci and the beauty of the art world in general. It’s an added bonus to think of buried symbolism from the great artists of yesteryear. I’d seen the Last Supper before but never really noticed all the details.
And without the Da Vinci Code, I probably would have passed by this book at a charity shop last week. It’s ‘How to Think Like Da Vinci’. Haven’t read it yet… but you may have realized that already lol 😉