Writing Can Be Murder

June 8, 2008

The Da Vinci Code

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 7:58 am

In my WIP one of the characters is carrying around a copy of The Da Vinci code that he can never get around to finishing. This is an in-joke with myself, because I just don’t get it. I’ve tried to read The Da Vinci code (on an airplane and I read the barf bag on airplanes if I’ve run out of reading material) and couldn’t get into it.

I just watched the movie (now to be fair, the movie didn’t stand a chance in hell with me because A: Ron Howard films usually put me to sleep and B: I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t like Tom Hanks). YAWN!

I just DO NOT get the appeal of this story.




  1. IMHO, the movie would have been 1000% better with Harrison Ford in it. The role was made for him. Tom Hanks, while I can’t dispute he’s a talented actor, inspires nothing but feelings of intense blandness in me.

    I thought the book was outrageous, but having read Dan Brown’s other works, I don’t think he can ever top it. He’s done.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — June 8, 2008 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  2. DH and I agree with you about Ford in the role. I did though, like Paul Bettany — except wasn’t he supposed to have pink eyes?– as the albino.

    It must be hard for an author to have peaked so “early” in his career.

    Comment by love2wryte — June 9, 2008 @ 5:38 am | Reply

  3. I like Paul Bettany. In all his roles, but especially when he played Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale. He was even great as the voice of the computer in Ironman.

    Comment by Kate Perry — June 11, 2008 @ 5:25 am | Reply

  4. Kate — I think you’ve got serious issues regarding A Knight’s Tale…

    Comment by love2wryte — June 12, 2008 @ 3:53 am | Reply

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