Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The DaVinci Code

Popular for many reasons, I'm sure: light-n-breezy prose, very short chapters, and an interesting subject matter - codes, secret (and not secret) societies, and Grail lore - presented in easy to digest chunks. The thing with the subject matter is, as I was reading, I felt like there were parts that were lifted virtually word for word from somewhere else. The whole "Mary Magdalene was Christ's wife, she was pregnant with their child at the time of the crucifixion, fled to Gaul where she raised their daughter Sarah, and the bloodline of Christ has propagated through the ages protected by a secret society which knows the location of Mary's remains and the texts that tell her story. Her tomb and those texts are the Holy Grail. Etc..." I just can't place where I've read it all before. It's like it's on the tip of my tongue. When somebody tells me I'm going to clap my forehead like I shoulda had a V-8. Am I thinking of a Tim Powers or Neal Stephenson book?
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