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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:45 pm

Fyfy wrote:i don't know if what he wrote was true or false...

but it seemed to me more realistic than the Bible version

i mean jesus was a man, wasn't he? he certainly had a wife and they made love and they knew it was something absolutely great!
why the church has to condamn it?

Certainly is a strong word. We have no proof of this or whatsoever, for crying out loud.

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Postby trinity19 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:28 pm

Dixie wrote:Hehehehehe... Tell me in Catalan, maybe I can help you :lol: :lol:

i don't know how to explain myself in catalan neither! lol but is good to know there's someone that will understand me the day i know what i'm talking about!

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Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:41 pm

Fyfy wrote:i mean jesus was a man, wasn't he? he certainly had a wife and they made love and they knew it was something absolutely great!
why the church has to condamn it?


The Catholic Church hides loads of things.

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Postby pob » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:08 pm

I'm proud I haven't and I will not read those kind of books. So I can make a difference between myself and the kind of people that like talking about anything someone gives them to talk about, even if that anything is actually nothing.

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Dan Brown is okay...

Postby tikay » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:05 pm

His writing is pretty good but in no way is it better than so many others that I consider great....I liked the Da Vinci Code but it is not that amusing when you know about the subject already...still it gave me a bit more on the topic to consider and do an investigation on so...it was good.
I prefer Tom Robbins anyday. Try his book Skinny Legs and All for information on religious things with some humour involvement, and more of the fleshy-ness ... the sexi-ness of real life!
the movie in your mind I totally agree on that Da Vinci code was more like it was written for a movie/ screenplay than for an audience of readers...is that what you were saying...( if so then I agree).

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Postby Dixie » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:00 pm

I am about to finish the book for the second time. I just love that book. I want to get the illustrated edition now.

I can't wait for the movie to be released! It's going to be releaded on May 19th (my birthday! :D what a present!!!!). I already saw the preview on the internet. At first I couldn't imagine Langdon played by Tom Hanks but now that I've seen him I think he totally fits the role!

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Postby Elba » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:59 am

Hanks is excellent and I´m sure he is perfect for this movie.
I´m chatolic too -a open mind chatolic or as my father say with my own style to be chatolic- and I´m not offended.
Sometimes I ask myself Am I really chatoluc???? :lol:

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The Da Vinci code...is it real question.

Postby tikay » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:30 pm

On the question of The da Vinci code....if it is real. That is all in how you look at it. I believe the only things that are not real about the book are the characters themselves and the some of the places where they say that things in the book were hidden.
The Iluminatti and the rest are absolutely true...are you kidding me. this is a novel based on truths that everyone who has studied history in any depth knows...the Masons and those lodges are all based on these truths. There is only one explanation for the way that everyone seems to be so in the dark about this subject...you were not interested before in these things. I have read a few other books and had many talks on this subject before the book was written. The book is not entirely real...in the way you are asking...the story is totally in line with actual truth. Believe me I have studied it.
Secret societies of this sort are secret so that you and I will not know these truths.
Just like it is said in the book It is time for these things to be told. Exactly at this time ....entering the age of Aquarius...leaving the age of Pices ....he wrote the book because it is time for all to know these kind of truths even if he did it in novel form. Maybe he still wanted to keep his life.
It is a dangerous subject, in a way, just like it is shown in the Fictional book based on reality.
This is my thought on it anyway.
I am sad more people dont know these things. I have looked into them for a long time. Must be people are just becoming interested?
There are so many books on this subject now.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:38 pm

tikay wrote:On the question of The da Vinci code....if it is real. That is all in how you look at it. I believe the only things that are not real about the book are the characters themselves and the some of the places where they say that things in the book were hidden.
The Iluminatti and the rest are absolutely true...are you kidding me. this is a novel based on truths that everyone who has studied history in any depth knows...the Masons and those lodges are all based on these truths. There is only one explanation for the way that everyone seems to be so in the dark about this subject...you were not interested before in these things. I have read a few other books and had many talks on this subject before the book was written. The book is not entirely real...in the way you are asking...the story is totally in line with actual truth. Believe me I have studied it.
Secret societies of this sort are secret so that you and I will not know these truths.
Just like it is said in the book It is time for these things to be told. Exactly at this time ....entering the age of Aquarius...leaving the age of Pices ....he wrote the book because it is time for all to know these kind of truths even if he did it in novel form. Maybe he still wanted to keep his life.
It is a dangerous subject, in a way, just like it is shown in the Fictional book based on reality.
This is my thought on it anyway.
I am sad more people dont know these things. I have looked into them for a long time. Must be people are just becoming interested?
There are so many books on this subject now.


You're so right, Tikay. That stuff has been known by many people for years, and now that Brown published the book and millions of people read it, we became interested in the subject. I showed a copy of Leonardo's The Last Supper to my boyfriend the other day, and I said to him: "Look closely. Can you find a woman in the drawing?" And he said: "Of course. There she is", pointing at Mary Magdalene. I asked, "How did you know that?" And he said: "First, it's obvious it's a woman, just look at her. And second, everybody knows that, smartie!" :shock: I just discovered I can be really ignorant sometimes.

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Postby tikay » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:23 pm

Hi Dixie...we are all ignorant about differant things . I am just very interested in these kinds of subjects. it started with reading Autobiography of a Yogi at fifteen years, and have not stopped studying these things from that time. it is about Indian Holy men and the incredible things they could do....as well as the journeys of Paramahansa Yogananda....these things are my favorite subjects that is all....the esoteric subjects so interesting. (Religious and otherwise).
I wanted to say thanks because i have been meaning to look at that picture with new eyes since reading the da vinci code...a few months ago. I put it off for a long time because I do not like thrillers....it was called a thriller? Who knows why it is not all that....thrilling or scary which i then expected.
Any way...now I will finally go look it up...that painting the Last Supper.
Thanks again Dixie!
your pal T.K.

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Postby Dixie » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:08 am

I am looking at things differently too... you know... The other day I was chatting with my bf on msn and he sent one of those animations... It was a heart prosecuted by a sword... and I said "That is it... The chalice and the blade... feminine and masculine". He thought I was nuts :D

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Postby tikay » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:34 pm

the more we allow ourselves to be completely honest...with some tact of course, the better...i dont care how nuts I appear to be because I have found out what i am made of by finally becoming a genuine person... coming from a place where I used to act a whole lot...hiding my feelings. I like this better, being authentic...even if it costs me an image I used to try to keep. I am pretty nuts sometimes and sometimes I am just not ...but then so is everyone else so I guess that is life. :)
I like what you said about reading a symbol to something and the boyfriend just not getting it though...they rarely get my symbologies and I usually have to explain where I am coming from but they bother at least to listen...all ten of them HAHAHAH! :lol: (just kidding)

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Postby MissLT » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:22 am

'Da Vinci Code' Author Accused in London

Wow, I wonder who will win the case.... :shock:

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Postby Dixie » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:16 am

(...)the scheduled May 19 release of "The Da Vinci Code" film starring Tom Hanks and Ian McKellan could be threatened.

Noooooooooooooo!!!! :cry: That's going to be my birthday present... The movie... hope everything turns out well for Brown. I never thought he borrowed the information illegally.

"Brown copied from 'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail'

I haven't read The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail yet (but I intend to) but I am not sure Brown "copied" from there. He just took some information and wrote a novel. I really don't see what the fuss is all about (although, I repeat, I can't make judgements since I haven't read the other book) but Brown's a novel and the other one's an essay about the research of its authors.

Mmmmmmm. Maybe they are jealous their book wasn't a best-seller :?

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Postby MissLT » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:27 am

I've watched a documentary about the DaVinci code, and they did mention something about the holy blood and the holy grail. That book came way before the da vinci code. That's why they said he's stealing their work. I'll check for this info again.

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Postby Dixie » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:34 am

LennyeTran wrote:I've watched a documentary about the DaVinci code, and they did mention something about the holy blood and the holy grail. That book came way before the da vinci code. That's why they said he's stealing their work. I'll check for this info again.


I downloaded a documentary about it not long ago. The authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail talked about their book and The Da Vinci Code, and other authors as well. They didn't seem very happy with Brown's novel. I remember one of them talking about the postures of Christ and Mary Magdalene in Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and saying something like "...which we first pointed out, not Mr. Brown".

I don't see what the fuss is all about anyway. I'm going to get The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail so I can figure out. I never thought both books could be compared. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail is the result of an exhaustive research, whereas Brown's just a fictional novel based on that info.

I guess they also want their share of the cake :twisted:

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Postby MissLT » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:55 am

Dixie wrote: I don't see what the fuss is all about anyway. I'm going to get The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail so I can figure out. I never thought both books could be compared. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail is the result of an exhaustive research, whereas Brown's just a fictional novel based on that info.

I guess they also want their share of the cake :twisted:

That book is boooooring. No one cared to read it. I bet not many knew about it if it's not related to the Da Vinci code. :roll:

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Postby MissLT » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:03 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Blood,_Holy_Grail

But most recently, author Dan Brown in his bestseller The Da Vinci Code (2003), makes reference to this book, also liberally using most of the above claims as key plot elements; indeed, Baigent and Leigh are suing Brown's publisher, Random House, for plagiarism, on the grounds that his book makes extensive use of their research and that one of the characters is named Leigh, has a surname (Teabing) which is an anagram of Baigent, and has a physical description strongly resembling Henry Lincoln. In the book Brown also mentions Holy Blood, Holy Grail as an acclaimed international bestseller (chapter 60) and claims it as the major contributor to his hypothesis. (copied from the link above)

:lol: :lol: I wonder if that part is serious.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:40 am

LennyeTran wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Blood,_Holy_Grail

But most recently, author Dan Brown in his bestseller The Da Vinci Code (2003), makes reference to this book, also liberally using most of the above claims as key plot elements; indeed, Baigent and Leigh are suing Brown's publisher, Random House, for plagiarism, on the grounds that his book makes extensive use of their research and that one of the characters is named Leigh, has a surname (Teabing) which is an anagram of Baigent, and has a physical description strongly resembling Henry Lincoln. In the book Brown also mentions Holy Blood, Holy Grail as an acclaimed international bestseller (chapter 60) and claims it as the major contributor to his hypothesis. (copied from the link above)

:lol: :lol: I wonder if that part is serious.


There is a Leigh Teabing in the novel, who by the way plays a crucial role :D

I still think they just want money.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:42 am

It's funny to me how they use those as their evidence.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:47 am

LennyeTran wrote:It's funny to me how they use those as their evidence.


LOL To me they do not have any evidence. They just want their share of the delicious cake Dan is tasting :D

I can't wait to see the movie!!


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