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Calli’s BBC List

Yay my own BBC list. Thanks to [iippo] for the marvelous idea ^.^

The more recent listings are as accurate as I can get them chronologically speaking. It’s the latter entrants that I can’t swear too but the opinion of them is still all the same. Hope you enjoy :)

These are all books that I have read recently. I will get a list of books I read as far back as memory allows me to know later on.

People of the Owl - Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear 589 pages
Just another installment of the First North American series (13 so far), and they're still every bit as captivating and intriuging as the first. People of the Owl focuses on Sun Town, the centre of the world to Native Aboriginals. It is filled with prophecy, dreams and conspiracy all in an effort to gain political power. It's obvious that people haven't changed much in over 9,000 years.

Night - Elie Wiesel 115 pages
As the New York Times so aptly says, "A slim volume of terrifying power." With other novels it can be said that something is lost in translation but that isn't true for Night. No matter what language this book is printed in it still conveys the striking memories and effects of one of the dreariest events in human history, the Holocaust.

No Escape – Heather Lowell 420 pgs
Delving into the prostitution and drug trade of Las Vegas, No Escape is the story of murder, mystery and love. Sounds like a typical plot line and it is. Still, the story of Tessa Jacobi and Luke Novak is original and unique as they battle the legal system in an effort to save underage girls from prostitution. Through all the discouragements and all the triumphs, readers also get to experience the growing attraction between Tessa and Luke yet both are hesitant to recognize this until they’ve rescued one girl in particular, Kelly Marteen. Can Tessa and Luke save the young teen and put a stop to at least a portion of this grotesque circle?

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown 592 pgs
If there’s anyone alive that hasn’t heard of this book they must live in a secluded cave. While not my favourite Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code is definitely memorable. Brown once again tells a tale focusing on Robert Langdon and his expansive knowledge of symbols. Focusing on religion and the mystery of Christ and Mary Magdelene Brown addresses a touchy yet enthralling subject. He brings to light much history that is held in shadow, but does he expose enough. Your thirst will not be quenched by the end of this novel and you’ll feel the need to research much of what Brown has said. The information is staggering in its magnitude and unforgettable in its content.

Angels and Demons – Dan Brown 569 pgs
The beginning of the tales involving Robert Langdon is a story that I enjoyed much more than its more known counterpart The Da Vinci Code. Angels and Demons brings more adrenaline to the surface. It is full of more hazards and risks as well as information that allows the reader to solve problems along with Langdon. While Brown’s other novels require more specific and advanced knowledge Angels and Demons only has one pre requisite, you must be able to solve riddles. Are you willing to take Brown’s challenge and see if you can follow the path to saving the Vatican from destruction?

People of the Raven - Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear 549 pages
Based on one of the most controversial finds in North American archaeological history, People of the Raven addresses the find of Kennewick Man. Kennewick Man is a caucasoid male found on the Columbia river who dates back to over 9,000 years ago. This novel portrays the life and conflict of Natives and caucasians living together in the prehistoric time period and how diverse yet similar they are. It brings forward the questions of who were the first North Americans and what happened to them?

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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.

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