Reading Nerd.

It had been too long since I read a good book. Not meaning that I had been reading bad books lately. I just hadn’t been reading. Period. That’s bad.

Anyway, I finished Angels & Demons and got The Da Vinci Code from my mom and am 7 or 8 chapters in. Already I wonder how people who didn’t read Angels & Demons could have gotten that far into the Da Vinci Code and not read Angels & Demons out of sheer frustration. I mean in the first three or four chapters alone there are at least 3-4 times he talks about “the Vatican incident” or “it was only a year ago I received a similar call and 24 hour later almost died in the Vatican”. That kinda stuff gets to me. I want to understand what the hell is going on! People jumped on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon when it first came out and I think missed the fun of fully understanding all of that.

Anyway! I’m off to vedge on the couch and read a bit before snuggling into bed with The Benjamin. G’nigt all!!

4 thoughts on “Reading Nerd.

  1. Fill me in on The Da Vinci Code, is it supposed to be taken as fiction? Or does it make you think about non-fiction? I was wondering because a couple of weeks ago my brother was telling me how our brother-in-law was taking it in as creed.

  2. The author makes it very clear by pointing out that the book is a fictional story but that all organizations, locations, and artifacts are real. He just takes all these interesting facts and places and weaves a fictional story through them.

    I highly recommend Angels and Demons to you. You’d enjoy it. It’s a very interesting story about creationism and science vs. religion and the historical corruption of both. The places and historical facts (history of The Vatican, conclave, rituals and the location/layout of Vatican City and Rome both ancient and modern) are real… but the story is an obvious work of fiction (an antimatter bomb placed in the modern day Vatican during conclave).

    I’m not that far into the Da Vinci Code but it seems to follow the same theme so far. Symbolism, locations, historical facts are accurate but the story is clearly a work of fiction.

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