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« on: September 02, 2004, 02:31:10 AM »

[span style=\'color:blue\'] i was wondering, is he big in the States and the UK?  He is doing extremely well in Australia at the moment, i mean, virtually everyone has heard of "The Da Vinci Code" by now..

so yeah, given his books a try?  I've read both his Robert-Langdon-main-character books, those being "Angels & Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code" and i think he does an impressive job with the way he forms the plot, character development and humour..  

opinions?   :elf_smile:   [/span]
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004, 12:11:44 PM »

Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Da Vinci Code -- one of the best selling novels of all time. In early 2004, all four of Dan Brown's novels held spots on the New York Times bestseller list during the same week.


He has made appearances on CNN, The Today Show, National Public Radio, Voice of America, as well as in the pages of Newsweek, TIME, Forbes, People, GQ, The New Yorker, and others. His novels have been translated and published in more than 40 languages around the world.

Dan is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts fully to writing. In 1996, his interest in code-breaking and covert government agencies led him to write his first novel, Digital Fortress, which quickly became a #1 national bestselling eBook. Set within the clandestine National Security Agency, the novel explores the fine line between civilian privacy and national security. Brown’s follow-up techno-thriller, Deception Point, centered on similar issues of morality in politics, national security, and classified technology.

The son of a Presidential Award winning math professor and of a professional sacred musician, Dan grew up surrounded by the paradoxical philosophies of science and religion. These complementary perspectives served as inspiration for his acclaimed novel Angels & Demons—a science vs. religion thriller set within a Swiss physics lab and Vatican City. Recently, he has begun work on a series of symbology thrillers featuring his popular protagonist Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of iconography and religious art. The upcoming series will include books set in Paris, London, and Washington D.C.

Dan’s wife Blythe—an art historian and painter—collaborates on his research and accompanies him on his frequent research trips, their latest to Paris, where they spent time in the Louvre for his thriller, The Da Vinci Code.

 In its first week on sale, The Da Vinci Code achieved unprecedented success when it debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list, simultaneously topping bestseller lists at The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and San Francisco Chronicle. Later, the book hit #1 on every major bestseller list in the country. The Da Vinci Code is now being adapted for film by Columbia Pictures.

 
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2004, 05:40:50 PM »

I heard of "The Da Vinci Code", but that's all. Didn't even knew who wrote it. Didn't read the book either, but if I ever come across a cheap one, I'll consider to buy it.  :smile:
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2004, 09:35:31 PM »

i sort of intend to read it... eventually...
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2004, 07:07:29 AM »

[span style=\'color:blue\'] wow, a Da Vinci Code movie would be great, i can definitely see that happening....  but who would be Robert Langdon, I'd say Pierce Brosnan but then it'll be too James Bond-ish..  Viggo perhaps?  [/span]
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2004, 06:24:22 PM »

Viggo indeed  :smile:
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004, 12:59:28 PM »

A movie of the Da Vinci Code would be awesome i totally loved the book but i think if someone was to play Langdon it would have to be Gary Sinise. but by far my favourite book out of that series has to be angles and demons.
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2005, 02:42:26 PM »

I have now read the Da Vinci Code which I enjoyed and Angels and Demons which was probably a bit better and was a great read. I think they are half way through filming the first of the Da Vinci Code currently, I am looking forward to it. I am sure they will film Angels and Demons as well but with the Vatican stuff as sets as I seriously doubt they will be given filming permission to get inside the church.

I also have Digital Fortress but have not read it yet.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005, 07:48:30 AM »

I've read all of the books, and they were all pretty good. From what I've heard, Tom Hanks is starring in the "Da Vinci Code" film.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2005, 03:43:11 PM »

Yeah Tom Hanks is staring as Langdon and also... another big surprise for me.

Sir Ian McKellan is playing another knighted character, Teabing!!!!
I can't believe it :P
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