Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Book Review

Marilyn reads for a while after she gets in bed. I usually ask her, "How's the book?" when I get in bed. For the past couple of weeks I've noticed a trend.
Night number one was, "different", then her view of the book began to deteriorate. From different, to "Pure fiction", to "It's a stretch", to "It's okay as long as you use no 'logic' while reading", to "Utter and complete garbage, it's crap."
Her final review on the book, I found last Saturday, late morning. As I was getting ready to go to town, I took a wrapper from a deodorant stick to the trash can. There in the bottom of the can was a nearly new, hardbound copy of the Da Vinci Code. Me thinks she didn't like it. Another good review can be found HERE.

18 comments:

Triplet Dads said...

see my blog entry about the gospel of Judas...

Britmum said...

I watched Tom Hanks on David Letterman last night. It would just be worth seeing the movie to see him in it.

Catherine

Cliff Morrow said...

Yes, I think Tom Hanks is as good as it gets.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
I've talked to people who have just hated that book. So I see no need to read it. I've talked to people who believe it - I guess they have a right to their opinion no matter how wrong they are.
You trying to be the controversial blogger? First the boycott now this.
Ralph

Paul said...

Speaking of Tom Hanks...how are "Forrest Gump" and "The Da Vinci Code" alike?

Stupid. Hollywood. Fiction.

Jamie Dawn said...

I read the book and enjoyed it. It is fiction for sure, but I did like the read. I don't think Christians should be making a huge fuss over it, because the book is a fictional tale. I remember a huge fuss being made over The Passion of the Christ by the non-Christian world.
My son is honking the car horn. Gotta get to guitar practice. I'd write more if I had time.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

I guess I have to laugh about the folks who believe it .... rather than cry.

Rachel said...

I have no desire to read it. Since Marilyn tossed it then I guess I have the right idea.

Anonymous said...

I also told Cliff that I liked the fact that it was an action packed story which is a lot of fun to read, as long as it is recognized as pure fiction. I probably wouldn't mind watching the movie because of Tom Hunk, I mean Hanks but I threw the book away because I would have trouble passing it on to someone else and not feel guilty, like not going to church on Sunday because I had something more fun to do. We watched a program on this guy going to all the places in the book and doing a lot of research and he came away with all the false stuff in the book. If you like adventure, it's fine.
Marilyn

Jim said...

Is the movie like the book? I wouldn't ever get it read, but I could watch the movie.
Lately there has been a lot of publicity about the Knights Templar lodge in connection with The Da Vinci Code.
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Bossy♥'s YOU said...

so I take it you wont be taking to see the film when it opens:)

Cliff Morrow said...

Marilyn will probably go to it for the entertainment value.
I quit going to movies when the actors got into politics. I'm afraid someone I don't see eye to eye with, politically, may make some money from me. I do go to a movie about once every two years.

Nora said...

This reminds me of a Dorothy Parker quote "This book should not be tossed aside lightly; it should be thrown with great force"

Jim said...

Sounds from Ralph last night seem like you didn't put him to work this visit.
I hope you let him drive a tractor or buzz a house or two?
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Jamie Dawn said...

Marilyn left a comment! Cooool!

She said Tom "Hunk." :)

Maria said...

I read the book, but it was far from a favorite. I found the grail and all the symbolism interesting, but quite fictional. However any book that makes people think and discuss serves a purpose and DaVinci Code has accomplished this.

Perhaps it is the teacher in me, but I would have donated my copy to the local library. I simply find it impossible to throw away a book.

Peter said...

While I don't think of him as Tom Hunk, I really do enjoy his movies so that will probably motivate me to see it.

Babble said...

I have seen tv programs on the book and did you know mary is only mentioned in the bible 4 to 5 times. That book is such a stretch. I with your wife on this one 100%!!

Tom Hanks? Stupid is as stupid does...