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2006-05-29 [Kiddalee]: I'm wondering about The Da Vinci Code. Where does Langon find the evidence? In an assortment of places? Or only in certain types of places? And which?
2006-05-29 [Calliope]: There are clues at the scene of a murder. From there, the clues lead to other clues and on to others. Langdon is just stumped by them for short periods of time until he has a brain wave and knows where the next clue is. Most were located in cryptex containers and tombs / churches.
2006-05-29 [Kiddalee]: Aah. Are they actual tombs and actual evidence? Or did Dan Brown create them?
2006-05-29 [Calliope]: They're actual tombs and he bases his riddles around them. For instance (Sorry if this is a spoiler), one clue is located - or actually missing - from Isaac Newton's tomb. This clue is completely real and is usually associated with Newton.
2006-05-29 [Kiddalee]: Oh wow. Brown must be quite a puzzlemaster.
2006-05-29 [Calliope]: He definitely thinks on a different level but once the riddle is solved its very obvious. I kicked myself for not figuring some of them out heh
2006-05-29 [Kiddalee]: In your opinion, do the clues undeniably lead to a bloodline of Jesus, or did Brown just draw that conclusion out of them?
2006-05-29 [Calliope]: He actually never answers what they Holy Grail is and that is what is assumed the clues are leading too. He speculates on a number of plausable possibilities but he never states what the Sang Real is definitively. He does add in descendants of Christ though and the clues lead to the discovery of these descendants yes.
2006-05-29 [Kiddalee]: Aah. I'd like to read it for the concepts, but apparently the voice may not be to my taste.
2006-05-29 [Calliope]: I didn't think that I would like it either. The idea was interesting but it wasn't until I read his other books that I finally picked up this one.
2006-05-29 [Kiddalee]: I plan on reading Angels and Demons first, if I get to them at all.
2006-05-29 [Calliope]: I had Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code sitting around for months. It was Deception Point that finally got me interested in his books though. Still, I like Angels and Demons the most.
2006-06-04 [Kiddalee]: *has read Night*
2006-06-04 [Calliope]: It's a good book. I had to read it in English.
2006-06-04 [Kiddalee]: Me too. In the World Religions class (under the English Department). Isn't it amazing what the human body can take?
2006-06-04 [Calliope]: Yep, and he left out everything that happened after his dad died and who know's what else. Then you start to think that he was lucky in the sense that he was in the better camps while so many others were much worse. It's remarkable what humans are capable of enduring and doing.