Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The Da Vinci Legacy
This was written before the Da Vinci Code became a big hit, but I think it's being repackaged as an answer to the Da Vinci Code. I couldn't get into it while reading it last spring, because the writing is pretty generic. The opening line, after all, is, "Killing made him happy." This kind of sociopath is a staple of 1980s movies, maybe, but it reads false to me. It sounds even more cartoonish than the bad guys in Da Vinci Code, who at least had a powerful motive besides simply enjoying killing. I can't really recommend the book or not recommend the book because I haven't read the whole thing, but based on the opening two chapters, it's a non-starter for me.