Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Da Vinci Code II

Well, like I said, I hate to judge on others word if I can help it. Grabbed from the library on Saturday, read on Sunday. That should tell you something right there, but I routinely read books in a day, Harry Potters, Ruth Rendells, John LeCarre's, and I started skimming by the end.

This is how it begins:
"Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery."

This is how Foucault's Pendulum begins:

"That was when I saw the Pendulum. The sphere, hanging from a long wire set into the ceiling of the choir, swayed back and forth with isochronal majesty."

One has a voice, the other doesn't. The best I can say is that it was better than the movie, and not the worst writing I've ever read by a longshot; oh, and that it made more sense than the movie. I still can't understand why this should have so grabbed the public's imagination.

I'm told that Angels and Demons is better but still pedantic.

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