El código Da Vinci (The Da Vinci Code)

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Robert Langdon, experto en simbología, recibe una llamada en mitad de la noche: el conservador del museo del Louvre ha sido asesinado en extrañas circunstancias y junto a su cadáver se encuentra un desconcertante mensaje cifrado. Al profundizar en la investigación, Langdon descubre que las pistas conducen a las obras de Leonardo da Vinci? y que están a la vista de todos, ocultas por el ingenio del pintor.

Langdon une esfuerzos con la criptóloga francesa Sophie Neveu y descubre ...

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Overview

Robert Langdon, experto en simbología, recibe una llamada en mitad de la noche: el conservador del museo del Louvre ha sido asesinado en extrañas circunstancias y junto a su cadáver se encuentra un desconcertante mensaje cifrado. Al profundizar en la investigación, Langdon descubre que las pistas conducen a las obras de Leonardo da Vinci? y que están a la vista de todos, ocultas por el ingenio del pintor.

Langdon une esfuerzos con la criptóloga francesa Sophie Neveu y descubre que el conservador del museo pertenecía al priorato de Sión, una sociedad que a lo largo de los siglos ha contado con miembros tan destacados como sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo o el propio Da Vinci, y que ha velado por mantener en secreto una sorprendente verdad histórica.

Una mezcla trepidante de aventuras, intrigas vaticanas, simbología y enigmas cifrados, que provocó una extraordinaria polémica al poner en duda algunos de los dogmas sobre los que se asienta la Iglesia católica.

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Editorial Reviews

Janet Maslin New York Times
En esta novela de suspense maliciosamente erudita, el Sr. Brown adopta el formato que lleva desarrollando en sus tres anteriores novelas y lo ajusta hasta la perfección de un bestseller. Desde la publicación de Harry Potter ningún autor ha deleitado de forma tan absoluta a los lectores más exigentes con una búsqueda tan incesante plagada de trampas.

Tengamos en cuenta el prólogo, ambientado en la Galería Principal del Louvre... En él se ven involucrados en una lucha hasta la muerte un Caravaggio, un monje albino, y un conservador del museo. Es una escena que deja pocas dudas sobre la maestría del autor para captar el interés, ya que el conservador del museo, Jacques Saunière, lucha por su vida.

Cogiendo desesperadamente el cuadro para activar el sistema de alarma del museo, Saunière logra ganar algo de tiempo. Y utiliza estos momentos robados, que son sus últimos momentos, para quitarse la ropa, dibujar un círculo y colocarse como la figura que se encuentra en el dibujo más famoso de Leonardo, El hombre de Vitrubio. Y para dejar tras de sí un anagrama y la famosa serie numérica de Fibonacci como pistas.

Con Leonardo compartiendo el papel de conspirador, puesto que su vida y obra estaban tan repletas de símbolos y secretos, el Sr. Brown se lanza a la carrera... Se invoca al Priorato de Sión, a los Caballeros Templarios y a la polémica prelatura del Vaticano llamada Opus Dei, así como al pentáculo, a la Divina Proporción, a los extraños ritos sexuales que se vislumbran en la película Eyes Wide Shut y al Santo Grial.

El libro se mueve a un ritmo vertiginoso, y aparentemente el autor disfruta enormemente con sus estratagemas. Prácticamente todos los capítulos acaban con un suspense: no es fácil, teniendo en cuenta las muchas evidencias que se han dicho... De algún modo, el libro logra reconciliar las muchas hazañas de la pareja de investigadores con comentarios como: "¿Y sabías que, si divides el número de abejas hembra por el número de abejas macho de cualquier colmena del mundo, el resultado es siempre el mismo número?" El código Da Vinci es lo suficientemente alegre como para divertirse con la propia inteligencia de sus personajes.

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Brown's latest thriller is a carefully researched page-turner about secret religious societies, ancient cover-ups, and vengeance. His regular hero, Robert Langdon, is called in to investigate the murder of the Louvre's chief curator, whose body is found laid out at the foot of the Mona Lisa. Together with Sophie Neveu, a lovely French police cryptologist, Langdon discovers several codes at the murder scene, which form a map to the legendary holy grail. Their adventures begin in England, where they must deal with two mysterious secret societies that try to impede them from finding the grail. To find out more about the Spanish-language version of this New York Times best seller, check out the upcoming issue of Cr ticas. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788408095330
  • Publisher: Planeta Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Robert Langdon Series , #2
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 232,640
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including THE DA VINCI CODE, which has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling novels of all time. Named one of the World's 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine, he has appeared in the pages of Newsweek, Forbes, People, GQ, The New Yorker, and others. His novels are published in 51 languages around the world. His next novel, THE LOST SYMBOL, releases September 15, 2009.

Biography

Novelist Dan Brown may not have invented the literary thriller, but his groundbreaking tour de force The Da Vinci Code -- with its irresistible mix of religion, history, art, and science -- is the gold standard for a flourishing genre.

Born in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1964, Brown attended Phillips Exeter Academy (where his father taught), and graduated from Amherst with a double major in Spanish and English. After college he supported himself through teaching and enjoyed moderate success as a musician and songwriter.

Brown credits Sidney Sheldon with jump-starting his literary career. Up until 1994, his reading tastes were focused sharply on the classics. Then, on vacation in Tahiti, he stumbled on a paperback copy of Sheldon's novel The Doomsday Conspiracy. By the time he finished the book, he had decided he could do as well. There and then, he determined to try his hand at writing. His first attempt was a pseudonymously written self-help book for women co-written with his future wife Blythe Newlon. Then, in 1998, he published his first novel, Digital Fortress -- followed in swift succession by Angels and Demons and Deception Point. None the three achieved commercial success.

Then, in 2003, Brown hit the jackpot with his fourth novel, a compulsively readable thriller about a Harvard symbologist named Robert Langdon who stumbles on an ancient conspiracy in the wake of a shocking murder in the Louvre. Combining elements from art, science, and religion, The Da Vinci Code became the biggest bestseller in publishing history, inspiring a big-budget movie adaptation and fueling interest in the author's back list. In 2009, Brown continued Robert Langdon's esoteric adventures with The Lost Symbol, a tale of intrigue that, like its predecessors, takes readers on a wild ride into the sinister mysteries of the past.

Good To Know

  • Brown revealed the inspiration for his labyrinthine thriller during a writer's address in Concord, New Hampshire. "I was studying art history at the University of Seville (in Spain), and one morning our professor started class in a most unusual way. He showed us a slide of Da Vinci's famous painting "The Last Supper"... I had seen the painting many times, yet somehow I had never seen the strange anomalies that the professor began pointing out: a hand clutching a dagger, a disciple making a threatening gesture across the neck of another... and much to my surprise, a very obvious omission, the apparent absence on the table of the cup of Christ... The one physical object that in many ways defines that moment in history, Leonardo Da Vinci chose to omit." According to Brown, this reintroduction to an ancient masterpiece was merely "the tip of the ice burg." What followed was an in-depth explanation of clues apparent in Da Vinci's painting and his association with the Priory of Sion that set Brown on a path toward bringing The Da Vinci Code into existence.

  • If only all writers could enjoy this kind of success: in early 2004, all four of Brown's novels were on the New York Times Bestseller List in a single week!

    In our interview with Brown, he shared some of his writing rituals:

    "If I'm not at my desk by 4:00 a.m., I feel like I'm missing my most productive hours. In addition to starting early, I keep an antique hourglass on my desk and every hour break briefly to do push-ups, sit-ups, and some quick stretches. I find this helps keep the blood -- and ideas -- flowing.

    "I'm also a big fan of gravity boots. Hanging upside down seems to help me solve plot challenges by shifting my entire perspective."

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      1. Hometown:
        New England
      1. Date of Birth:
        June 22, 1964
      2. Place of Birth:
        Exeter, New Hampshire
      1. Education:
        Phillips Exeter Academy 1982; B.A., Amherst College, 1986; University of Seville, Spain
      2. Website:

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    El Codigo Da Vinci / The Da Vinci Code
    By Dan Brown Ediciones Urano

    Copyright © 2003 Dan Brown
    All right reserved.

    ISBN: 9788495618603



    Chapter One

    1

    Robert Langdon awoke slowly.

    A telephone was ringing in the darkness-a tinny, unfamiliar ring. He fumbled for the bedside lamp and turned it on. Squinting at his surroundings he saw a plush Renaissance bedroom with Louis XVI furniture, hand-frescoed walls, and a colossal mahogany four-poster bed.

    Where the hell am I?

    The jacquard bathrobe hanging on his bedpost bore the monogram:

    HOTEL RITZ PARIS.

    Slowly, the fog began to lift.

    Langdon picked up the receiver. "Hello?"

    "Monsieur Langdon?" a man's voice said. "I hope I have not awoken you?"

    Dazed, Langdon looked at the bedside clock. It was 12:32 A.M. He had been asleep only an hour, but he felt like the dead.

    "This is the concierge, monsieur. I apologize for this intrusion, but you have a visitor. He insists it is urgent."

    Langdon still felt fuzzy. A visitor? His eyes focused now on a crumpled flyer on his bedside table.

    THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PARIS
    proudly presents
    An evening with Robert Langdon
    Professor of Religious Symbology, Harvard University

    Langdon groaned. Tonight's lecture-a slide show about pagan symbolism hidden in the stones of Chartres Cathedral-had probably ruffled some conservative feathers inthe audience. Most likely, some religious scholar had trailed him home to pick a fight.

    "I'm sorry," Langdon said, "but I'm very tired and-"

    "Mais monsieur," the concierge pressed, lowering his voice to an urgent whisper. "Your guest is an important man."

    Langdon had little doubt. His books on religious paintings and cult symbology had made him a reluctant celebrity in the art world, and last year Langdon's visibility had increased a hundred-fold after his involvement in a widely publicized incident at the Vatican. Since then, the stream of self-important historians and art buffs arriving at his door had seemed never-ending.

    "If you would be so kind," Langdon said, doing his best to remain polite, "could you take the man's name and number, and tell him I'll try to call him before I leave Paris on Tuesday? Thank you." He hung up before the concierge could protest.

    Sitting up now, Langdon frowned at his bedside Guest Relations Handbook, whose cover boasted: SLEEP LIKE A BABY IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS. SLUMBER AT THE PARIS RITZ.

    He turned and gazed tiredly into the full-length mirror across the room. The man staring back at him was a stranger-tousled and weary.

    You need a vacation, Robert.

    The past year had taken a heavy toll on him, but he didn't appreciate seeing proof in the mirror. His usually sharp blue eyes looked hazy and drawn tonight. A dark stubble was shrouding his strong jaw and dimpled chin. Around his temples, the gray highlights were advancing, making their way deeper into his thicket of coarse black hair. Although his female colleagues insisted the gray only accentuated his bookish appeal, Langdon knew better.

    If Boston Magazine could see me now.

    Last month, much to Langdon's embarrassment, Boston Magazine had listed him as one of that city's top ten most intriguing people-a dubious honor that made him the brunt of endless ribbing by his Harvard colleagues. Tonight, three thousand miles from home, the accolade had resurfaced to haunt him at the lecture he had given.

    "Ladies and gentlemen . . ." the hostess had announced to a full-house at The American University of Paris's Pavillon Dauphine, "Our guest tonight needs no introduction. He is the author of numerous books: The Symbology of Secret Sects, The Art of the Illuminati, The Lost Language of Ideograms, and when I say he wrote the book on Religious Iconology, I mean that quite literally. Many of you use his textbooks in class."

    The students in the crowd nodded enthusiastically.

    "I had planned to introduce him tonight by sharing his impressive curriculum vitae, however . . ." She glanced playfully at Langdon, who was seated onstage. "An audience member has just handed me a far more, shall we say . . . intriguing introduction."

    She held up a copy of Boston Magazine.

    Langdon cringed. Where the hell did she get that?

    The hostess began reading choice excerpts from the inane article, and Langdon felt himself sinking lower and lower in his chair. Thirty seconds later, the crowd was grinning, and the woman showed no signs of letting up. "And Mr. Langdon's refusal to speak publicly about his unusual role in last year's Vatican conclave certainly wins him points on our intrigue-o-meter." The hostess goaded the crowd. "Would you like to hear more?"

    The crowd applauded.

    Somebody stop her, Langdon pleaded as she dove into the article again.

    "Although Professor Langdon might not be considered hunk-handsome like some of our younger awardees, this forty-something academic has more than his share of scholarly allure. His captivating presence is punctuated by an unusually low, baritone speaking voice, which his female students describe as 'chocolate for the ears."

    The hall erupted in laughter.

    Langdon forced an awkward smile. He knew what came next-some ridiculous line about "Harrison Ford in Harris tweed"-and because this evening he had figured it was finally safe again to wear his Harris tweed and Burberry turtleneck, he decided to take action.

    "Thank you, Monique," Langdon said, standing prematurely and edging her away from the podium. "Boston Magazine clearly has a gift for fiction." He turned to the audience with an embarrassed sigh. "And if I find which one of you provided that article, I'll have the consulate deport you."

    The crowd laughed.

    "Well, folks, as you all know, I'm here tonight to talk about the power of symbols . . ."

    * * *

    The ringing of Langdon's hotel phone once again broke the silence.

    Groaning in disbelief, he picked up. "Yes?"

    As expected, it was the concierge. "Mr. Langdon, again my apologies. I am calling to inform you that your guest is now en route to your room. I thought I should alert you."

    Langdon was wide awake now. "You sent someone to my room?"

    "I apologize, monsieur, but a man like this . . . I cannot presume the authority to stop him."

    "Who exactly is he?"

    But the concierge was gone.

    Almost immediately, a heavy fist pounded on Langdon's door.

    Uncertain, Langdon slid off the bed, feeling his toes sink deep into the savonniere carpet. He donned the hotel bathrobe and moved toward the door. "Who is it?"

    "Mr. Langdon? I need to speak with you." The man's English was accented-a sharp, authoritative bark. "My name is Lieutenant Jerome Collet. Direction Centrale Police Judiciaire."

    Langdon paused. The Judicial Police? The DCPJ were the rough equivalent of the U.S. FBI.

    Leaving the security chain in place, Langdon opened the door a few inches. The face staring back at him was thin and washed out. The man was exceptionally lean, dressed in an official-looking blue uniform.

    "May I come in?" the agent asked.

    Langdon hesitated, feeling uncertain as the stranger's sallow eyes studied him. "What is this is all about?"

    "My capitaine requires your expertise in a private matter."

    "Now?" Langdon managed. "It's after midnight."

    "Am I correct that you were scheduled to meet with curator of the Louvre this evening? "

    Langdon felt a sudden surge of uneasiness. He and the revered curator Jacques Saunière had been slated to meet for drinks after Langdon's lecture tonight, but Saunière had never shown up. "Yes. How did you know that?"

    "We found your name in his daily planner."

    "I trust nothing is wrong?"

    The agent gave a dire sigh and slid a Polaroid snapshot through the narrow opening in the door.

    When Langdon saw the photo, his entire body went rigid.

    "This photo was taken less than an hour ago. Inside the Louvre."

    As Langdon stared at the bizarre image, his initial revulsion and shock gave way to a sudden upwelling of anger. "Who would do this!"

    "We had hoped that you might help us answer that very question. Considering your knowledge in symbology and your plans to meet with him."

    Langdon stared at the picture, his horror now laced with fear. The image was gruesome and profoundly strange, bringing with it an unsettling sense of deja vu. A little over a year ago, Langdon had received a photograph of a corpse and a similar request for help. Twenty-four hours later, he had almost lost his life inside Vatican City. This photo was entirely different, and yet something about the scenario felt disquietingly familiar.

    The agent checked his watch. "My captain is waiting, sir."

    Langdon barely heard him. His eyes were still riveted on the picture. "This symbol here, and the way his body is so oddly . . ."

    "Positioned?" the agent offered.

    Langdon nodded, feeling a chill as he looked up. "I can't imagine who would do this to someone."

    The agent looked grim. "You don't understand, Mr. Langdon. What you see in this photograph . . ." He paused. "Monsieur Saunière did that to himself."

    2

    One mile away, the hulking albino named Silas limped through the front gate of the luxurious brownstone residence on Rue la Bruyere. The spiked cilice belt that he wore around his thigh cut into his flesh, and yet his soul sang with satisfaction of service to the Lord.

    Pain is good.


    His red eyes scanned the lobby as he entered the residence. Empty. He climbed the stairs quietly, not wanting to awaken any of his fellow numeraries. His bedroom door was open; locks were forbidden here. He entered, closing the door behind him.

    The room was spartan-hardwood floors, a pine dresser, a canvas mat in the corner that served as his bed. He was a visitor here this week, and yet for many years he had been blessed with a similar sanctuary in New York City.

    The Lord has provided me shelter and purpose in my life.

    Tonight, at last, Silas felt he had begun to repay his debt. Hurrying to the dresser, he found the cell phone hidden in his bottom drawer and placed a call to a private extension.

    "Yes?" a male voice answered.

    "Teacher, I have returned."

    "Speak," the voice commanded, sounding pleased to hear from him.

    "All four are gone. The three sénéchaux . . . and the Grand Master himself."

    There was a momentary pause, as if for prayer. "Then I assume you have the information?"

    "All four concurred. Independently."

    "And you believed them?"

    "Their agreement was too great for coincidence."

    An excited breath. "Excellent. I had feared the brotherhood's reputation for secrecy might prevail."

    "The prospect of death is strong motivation."

    "So, my pupil, tell me what I must know."

    Silas knew the information he had gleaned from his victims would come as a shock. "Teacher, all four confirmed the existence of the clef de voûte . . . the legendary keystone."

    He heard a quick intake of breath over the phone and could feel the Teacher's excitement. "The keystone. Exactly as we suspected."

    According to lore, the brotherhood had created a map of stone-a clef de voûte . . . or keystone-an engraved tablet that revealed the final resting place of the brotherhood's greatest secret...information so powerful that its protection was the reason for the brotherhood's very existence.

    "When we possess the keystone," the Teacher said, "we will be only one step away."

    "We are closer than you think. The keystone is here in Paris."

    "Paris? Incredible. It is almost too easy."

    Silas relayed the earlier events of the evening . . . how all four of his victims, moments before death, had desperately tried to buy back their godless lives by telling their secret. Each had told Silas the exact same thing-that the keystone was ingeniously hidden at a precise location inside one of Paris's ancient churches-the Eglise de Saint-Sulpice.

    "Inside a House of the Lord," the Teacher exclaimed. "How they mock us!"

    "As they have for centuries."

    The Teacher fell silent, as if letting the triumph of this moment settle over him. Finally, he spoke. "You have done a great service to God. We have waited centuries for this. You must retrieve the stone for me. Immediately. Tonight. You understand the stakes."

    Silas knew the stakes were incalculable, and yet what the Teacher was now commanding seemed impossible. "But the cathedral, it is a fortress. Especially at night. How will I enter?"

    With the confident tone of man of enormous influence, the Teacher explained what was to be done.

    * * *
    When Silas hung up the phone, his skin tingled with anticipation.

    One hour, he told himself, grateful that the Teacher had given him time to carry out the necessary penance before entering a house of God. I must purge my soul of today's sins. The sins committed today had been Holy in purpose. Acts of war against the enemies of God had been committed for centuries. Forgiveness was assured.

    Even so, Silas knew, absolution required sacrifice.

    Pulling his shades, he stripped naked and knelt in the center of his room. Looking down, he examined the spiked cilice belt clamped around his thigh. All true followers of The Way wore this device-a leather strap, studded with sharp metal barbs that cut into the flesh as a perpetual reminder of Christ's suffering. The pain caused by the device also helped counteract the desires of the flesh.

    Although Silas already had worn his cilice today longer than the requisite two hours, he knew today was no ordinary day. Grasping the buckle, he cinched it one notch tighter, wincing as the barbs dug deeper into his flesh. Exhaling slowly, he savored the cleansing ritual of his pain.

    Pain is good, Silas whispered, repeating the sacred mantra of Father Josemaria Escriva-the Teacher of all Teachers. Although Escriva had died in 1975, his wisdom lived on, his words still whispered by thousands of faithful servants around the globe as they knelt on the floor and performed the sacred practice known as "corporal mortification.&



    Continues...


    Excerpted from El Codigo Da Vinci / The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Copyright © 2003 by Dan Brown. Excerpted by permission.
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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 31, 2009

      nadie

      construi castillos sobre nubles, con este libro, escuche tantos comentarios buenos y tan exelentes que no podia dejar pasar mas tiempo sin leerlo. pero que desilucion tan grande me eh llevado. estaba mucho mas interesante el libro de " miguel angel y la capilla sixtina". tal ves este libro hable de muchos tabus que aun tiene la iglesia y se lo admiro, pero de ahi en fuera la verdad es que la historia no es buena.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 19, 2007

      excellent

      i found the book so interesting i couldnt stop reading it...

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 4, 2006

      Muy buena narracion y entretenida historia

      Me gusto mucho, la narracion, la historia, las verdades que cuenta aunque la Iglesia siga negando muchas de ellas (o todas). Sin embargo, el final me decpeciono un poco, no se jugo del todo el autor. Me gusto mas 'El Ultimo Dios' de Marcelo Vales Garbo, un autor poco conocido pero que no se achica con su execelente historia y las increibles revelaciones en su novela. Para leer y pensar.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 30, 2006

      Uno de los mejores libros de nuestra epoca

      Dan Brown no pudo haberlo escrito mejor. Sin duda desde el momento que usted comience a leer el libro no lo soltara. Tiene de todo un poco, suspenso,drama,y una maravillosa historia sea o no verdadera y le recomindo que lo lea meticulosamente para que al final el leyente escoja su propia concjusion.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 15, 2005

      zurdo

      despues de angeles y demonios, se esperaba que Dan Brown en esta entrega nos diera algo mas, algo diferente a su anterior novela, que a mi gusto es muy superior al codigo da vinci, ya que, este peca en mostrar una historia muy similar con tematica parecida y que seguiría llevando en su libro la conspiracion, mostrando, tal vez, falta de recursos literarios. El libro no es malo, atrapa desde el primer momento al espectador y a excepcion de algunos capitulos innecesarios y el constante divagar de Dan por informacion y hechos que solo son para sobrecargar la novela, el codigo da vinci es una cadena de acontecimientos bien llevados que introducen al lector en una red de conspiracion, traiciones y datos 'reveladores' de los cuales no pocos son pura patraña, aunque en el comienzo del libro se explica que son verídicos. Es un trabajo bien logrado con muchos momentos de climax, ademas de llevar el suspenso de forma magistral dando al lector cada vez mas expectativas de acuerdo al final, al que termina quedandole grande el saco debido a su mala conclusion, dejando en el lector la sensacion de descepcion. En fin, es un libro interesante, y de buena manufactura, eso si, muy sobrevalorado.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 2, 2005

      El codigo Da Vinci

      Este libro me parecio simplemente espectacular. Al igual que en sus otros libros, Dan Brown ha logrado impactarme con una historia tan fascinante. No pude parar de leer ni un instante, no hubo ni un solo capitulo aburrido y ademas la historia deja una sensacion de realidad, ya que este autor utiliza hechos, lugares y muchisimas referencias reales. Un libro que vale la pena leer una y otra vez para encontrar detalles que se hallan perdido en una primera lectura. Muy bueno.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 22, 2005

      INTERESANTISIMO

      En este libro, el autor Dan Brown ha logrado mezclar a la perfección una historia real con una historia ficticia. Para poder leer este libro, la documentación de los hechos reales son muy importantes, aunque no necesarios. Esto es para evitar confusiones. El libro realmente te atrapa desde el prólogo hasta el epílogo. Será un libro excelente para leer en vacaciones, o en un fin de semana, ya que en días laborales podría causarte desempleo... No vas a dejar de leerlo hasta que se termine. También te recomendaría leer primero el libro 'Angeles y Demonios', del mismo autor. Aunque la historia no es mejor que la del 'Codigo da Vinci', se habla de las características de Robert Langdon, que será el protagonista principal de las dos novelas.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 6, 2005

      opinion

      Me pareció una novela muy interesante, con buena trama, llena de misterios, enigmas, haciendo referencias a lugares y obras de arte, con el antagonista oculto que al final aparece de alguien que no se espera. En cuanto al asunto polémico, se hace referencia a hechos innegables como el Concilio de Nicea, la influencia de Constantino, como se conformo la Biblia, y la introducción de costumbres paganas al cristianismo. Sin embargo hubo algunas costumbres paganas que me hubiera gustado que abundara más, específicamente la mención del dios pagano Mitra de que murió y resucitó al tercer día, que en la obra aparece como algo desapercibido, (ya que se concentra en la cuestión magdalena) pero en mi opinión es lo que resulta mas polémico, ya que se pone en duda la resurrección de Jesús. Si tomamos en cuenta que el Génesis hasta antes de Abraham fue una copia a la Mitología Mesopotámica expresada en los Cuneiformes Sumerios 2000 años antes que la Biblia, este asunto si es importante profundizar si Jesús realmente resucitó o fue otra copia. Sobre Maria Magdalena, ya es bueno que se le borre de una vez por todas esa fama creada de prostituta, ya que ni en la misma Biblia en ningún lado aparece que lo haya sido. Pero la mención de que tuvo un hijo con Jesús, me parece dudable, me hubiera gustado que el autor haya fundamentado mas tal afirmación. Esta novela sirve como punto de partida, para interesarse sobre la historia del cristianismo primitivo y el origen de los dogmas, y este es el consejo que le doy a los fanáticos: NO SOLO HAY QUE ACEPTAR EL DOGMA, SINO HAY QUE CONOCER EL ORIGEN HISTÓRICO DE CÓMO SURGIÓ.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 29, 2004

      Excelente de punta a punta!!!!

      Dan Brown es un autor con una exquisita capacidad de explicar con todo lujo de detalles cada situación y pista, para establecer una constante inquietud y ansiedad en el lector para como no despegarse de la narración. Si usted amigo(a) lector, quiere de verdad obtener un libro que lo va a absorber con su narrativa... en 'El Código DaVinci' lo ha encontrado.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 6, 2004

      the best book of the year!

      One of the most interesting and clever novels I've ever read, he really knows how to maintain the excitement on the reader, if someone decides to make the movie, I personally think that the best actor for the role of Robert Langdon would be Johny Deep.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 26, 2004

      DA VINCI CODE!!!

      i read the book in 5 days, but i think i could do it in less days if i weren't so busy! I really recommen this book, cause it really traps you and the thing I liked the most is that its very descriptive, so you dont have any doubts... what is sad is that some catholics havent read it only because they think its bad.. but Im sure EVRYBODY should read it, to know a little bit of everything

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 29, 2004

      Pudo ser mejor

      El contexto de esta novela es muy interesante, muestra un lado de la iglesia católica extrema, como lo es el Opus, y nos instruye acerca las antiguas religiones paganas. Llena de simbolismos, tenía un tema que daba para más. En contraparte, es a la vez una mediocre novela de detectives que persiguen a una pareja que quiere descubrir un misterio y asi probar su inocencia.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 2, 2004

      Recomendable

      Es un libro que pinta diferentes matices, que tiene las caracteristicas de interes por tener una muerte, religión y personajes de la historia. Lo interesante es que algunos de los hechos y personajes existieron. Le falto fuerza al cierre de la obra porque termina de una forma cursi y que pierde el interes de como te va guiando a travez de casi todo el libro.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 22, 2004

      ES EL LIBRO DEL NUEVO MILENIO

      El Código Da Vinci es la creación de una mente privilegiada, capaz de reinventar un nuevo rumbo espiritual en el mundo. En mi caso, el libro me ha hecho iniciar un nuevo camino espiritual. Lo recomiendo totalmente.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 17, 2003

      ¡El Código Da Vinci le atrapará desde la primera escena!

      Si usted no ha leído este libro aún, permítame hacerle una sugerencia. Consiga una copia de este libro, lea las primeras cuatro páginas y deténgase ahí. Si después de leerlas, usted no se siente intrigado(a), simplemente obséquielo a otra persona. ¡Los libros de intrigas y suspenso no son lo suyo! Si por el contrario, siente una curiosidad incontrolable por conocer el desenlace de la escena que acaba de 'presenciar', vaya a su rincón favorito y prepárese a leer por largas horas. Le aseguro que disfrutará de este bestseller internacional, tan bien escrito que le hará preguntarse qué es realidad y qué es fantasía.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 20, 2003

      Sorprendidamente famoso.

      Sospecho que son las dos palabras más repetidas de este libro. Una novela de las de usar y tirar mientras se viaja en el metro. ¿Misterio?, ¿qué misterio?, casi, casi se parece a las novelas de Marcial Lafuente Estefanía en las que cuando salía un tío alto ya sabías que era el bueno. Aquí pasa lo mismo pero al revés en cuanto se hace cualquier referencia a la Iglesia Católica.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 9, 2003

      Facil de leer con varias interesantes revelaciones

      Brown nos trae varias revelaciones que han formado parte de antiguos estudios y grandes confrontaciones entre entes religiosos, todo presentado a manera de thriller policíaco que mantendrá al lector interesado en el desarrollo del libro hasta el fin. Altamente recomendado!

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