Double Love by Francine Pascal
I wasn't allowed to read the Sweet Valley High books as a kid. The other day I was wandering around on the internet and found the first book free. So I read it. It was a simple book that was very irritating.
Elizabeth Wakefield - has no backbone is completely frustrating for not standing up for herself or for finding out the truth. If she’s suppose to be such an amazing reporter she’s allowed into a press conference then why doesn’t she work it all out before hand.
Jessica Wakefield – is why there are some many messed up girls out there. I am convinced that Jessica is bipolar. Her moods switch so quickly & she is most definitely a pathological liar!
No wonder I wasn't allowed to read these. I can't decide whether there terrible or what.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.
While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever
I read it.
I watched the movie.I enjoyed it.
AND there's lots of interesting theories.
“Yes. Stranger still, if you count the arms, you’ll see that this hand belongs to … no one at all. It’s disembodied. Anonymous.”
Snow White – a princess who fell from grace after partaking of a poisoned apple – was a clear allusion to the downfall of Eve in the Garden of Eden or that Sleeping beauty’s Princess Aurora – code-named Rosa and hidden deep in the forest to protect her from the clutches of the evil witch – was the Grail story for children.
Notice that the painting in Ariel’s underwater home was none other than seventeenth-century artist Georges de la Tour’s The Penitent Magdalene 0 a famous homage to the banished Mary Magdalene- fitting décor considering the movie turned out to be a ninety-minute collage of blatant symbolic references to the lost sanctity of Isis, Eve, Pisces the fish goddess, and, repeatedly, Mary Magdalene.
Vera lives in a world of numbers. She has a set path and she does not stray. Until she gets a phone call about her missing brother Ziggy. Vera is tossed out of her comfort zone and into the world of strangers stuck on a foggy island. I never felt a connection with Vera. I understood her religious upbringing but I never would have gone the path she choose. Vera was not a strong character; she readily allowed others to find the answers for her. Something I have never really been okay with. That makes it hard to symphonize with someone that would probably annoy me in real life.
That said I enjoyed the story because it was suspense without ghosts or magic or supernatural beings. It was regular old humans trying to make a livelihood for themselves.
Winter Haven by Athol Dickson