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The Da Vinci Code: A novel & movie.

Separating facts/speculation/fantasy

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  The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, is a remarkable novel and movie!

bullet It is a blend of religious history, imagination, and a fast-paced, riveting story.

bullet As of late 2006-MAR, it had been on the New York Times top ten list of hardcover fiction for 155 continuous weeks -- about three years!

bullet It has been translated into at least 42 different languages.

bullet It is the "Harry Potter'" of adult mysteries.

bullet It has spawned a series of books by other authors which attempt to separate fact from fiction in The Da Vinci Code.

bullet By late 2006-MAR, over 40 million hardcover copies had been sold. It was then published in  paperback format, which sold over a half million copies in its first week of release.

But a Beliefnet poll in 2006-FEB showed that:

bullet 48% found the novel "offensively inaccurate,"

bullet 31% found it inaccurate but enjoyable,

bullet 16% believe it makes a lot of sense.

bullet 5% were not sure.


bullet "I find it beyond naive to convince myself that the folks who are lapping up The Da Vinci Code are on a 'search for truth.' They're not. They're on a crusade to validate their own rejection of the authority of Christ and the Church."  Barbara Nicolosi 1
bullet "Frankly, I don't think it has more harmful ideas in it than the Left Behind novels." Emerging Church leader Brian McLaren, commenting on the Da Vinci Code.

Topics covered in this section:

bullet About the book:
bullet About Dan Brown, novelist
bullet Overview of The Da Vinci Code novel
bullet Some things in the book are not what they seem
bullet Reviews of the book
bullet Factually untrue or highly speculative statements in the book
bullet Why the book is such a major success
bullet Books and a DVD about The Da Vinci Code -- mostly negative
bullet Media reports about the book
bullet About the movie:
bullet Reactions to the movie, primarily from Christian groups
bullet Movie data
bullet Media reports about the movie
bullet Advertising/stalking controversy in Canada
bullet Other:
bullet Web site information sources on The Da Vinci Code

Reference used:

  1., 2006-MAY-03

More information:

bullet The book has its own web site at:

bullet The author has a web site at: stocks many books related to the Da Vinci Code:

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Copyright 2005 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2005-MAR-06
Latest update: 2011-MAY-14
Author: B.A. Robinson

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