Triple C’s Book Review #8: The Da Vinci Code

Triple C’s Book Review #8: The Da Vinci Code

We’re Triple C: a dynamic trio of juniors (Kavya, Kailyn, and Anoushka), bonded by both a shared passion for literature and the coincidental charm of all having last names starting with the letter C. Our book review promises a diverse and engaging exploration of exciting books, and we invite fellow book lovers to join us on our literary journey!

As an avid lover of mystery books, I find myself drawn to the mystery aisle in the library for a new adventure. During one of these hunts, my eyes landed on the chunkiest, dustiest book on the shelf—The Da Vinci Code. The cover, featuring the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic expression, seemed to hold a secret waiting to unravel. 

At almost 700 pages, I knew this novel would be a significant time commitment, but this fact didn’t intimidate me. But from the first page, Dan Brown’s storytelling gripped me, leading me on a thrilling journey through the streets of Paris, London, and Rome. 

The book follows the story of Robert Langdon, a symbologist who becomes embroiled in a complex mystery after being summoned to the Louvre Museum in Paris. When the museum’s curator is found dead, Langdon teams up with cryptologist Sophie Neveu to solve the cryptic clues left behind by the late curator who was involved in the Priory of Sion, a secret society. As Langdon and Neveu unravel the secrets hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, they find themselves racing time on a thrilling journey to uncover the true identity of the legendary Holy Grail before it falls into the wrong hands. It is believed to hold a secret that could shake the foundations of Christianity and challenge the established history of Jesus Christ. Along the way, they find themselves pursued by a secretive Catholic sect determined to stop them and beat them to the secret. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil the ending!

As I eagerly turned pages to uncover the next clue, I was impressed by the attention to detail. Every clue, every twist and turn in the plot, was meticulously thought through, leaving no loopholes or unanswered questions. My jaw dropped at his sheer brilliance and ingenuity, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would all unfold in the end.

What’s special about this book is that Brown wrote it while studying art history and learning about hidden symbols in Da Vinci’s paintings. His storytelling introduces readers to a vast collection of random facts, but it doesn’t feel like you’re reading a history book. I may not be a history nerd, but Brown opened my eyes to controversies about religion and historical claims.

If you’re interested in reading the book, try to get the special illustrated edition because it has awesome pictures that can help you keep up with the breakneck pace. If you enjoy reading the book, there is a 2006 film adaptation featuring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon available on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.

Keep an eye out for next week’s review! <3 – Kavya

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Kavya Chettur
Kavya Chettur, Senior Staff Writer
Kavya Chettur ('25) is excited to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo! She is interested in covering stories related to current events, student life, and science. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, playing lacrosse, and spending time with her friends and puppy, Benji. She looks forward to sharing her writing with an audience.