Saturday, November 5, 2011

Of Errors, Falsehoods and the Da Vinci Code

There was one book published in the recent past that sparked much debate and was criticized by historians, church-goers, mathematicians, book critics, and various other tribes of mortals. The charges against the book ranged from poor research to blasphemy to church-bashing to plagiarism. There were other charges such as poor plot construction and lack of technical, historical and geographical knowledge. I have provided links to some of these articles below. Well, if you go through these list of errors and falsehoods, it looks like 99% of the book is inaccurate against the "99% accuracy" claim of the author. However, the book became a best-seller and this goes to show that well-packaged church-bashing can do wonders for an author. Before the Da Vinci Code, none of Dan's three earlier books had sold more than 10,000 copies or should I be more Brown-like and say 10 copies or no copies at all. Well, at least he did not plagiarise his work from two books of non-fiction and one book of fiction or from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Or, did he?

http://www.christendom-awake.org/pages/ma-associates/dvcode.htm
http://www.contenderministries.org/discrepancies/davincicode.php
http://www.answers.org/issues/davincicode.html
http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/facts/fm0035.html
http://www.rense.com/general71/davvi.htm
http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/davinci-code.htm
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,195875,00.html
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-146066195.html
http://www.reelviews.net/movies/d/davinci_code.html

8 comments :

Vivek Pereira said...

This is a re-post of an earlier post.

Maurice P said...

Monkey me.

annahazare420 said...

Da Vinci Code doesn't have anything about the Jan Lok Pal bill and it should be banned.

dorothy p said...

I have never liked the Da Vinci code but I started reading it recently and found it very interesting. SO what if there are errors and inaccuracies? There have been errors, inaccuracies and falsehoods in all the great books ever written and in all the movies ever made!!

Maurice P said...

Monkey me again.

annahazare420 said...

ban the Da Vinci code....

dorothy p said...

yeah ban everything.

Cheryl Coal said...

That won t solve any problems.