Better or more Interesting “Da Vinci Codes”

One of my readers said that she thought that this blog may be a bit to intellectual for her. So I decided that I’d do a post on something that isn’t intellectual; Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Particularly, I’m going to come up with ideas for people who I think could have written a much more interesting version of the Da Vinci Code.

  • H.P. Lovecraft, “The Terror in the Louvre,” Robert Langdon discovers an ancient conspiracy to cover up the secret bloodline of Jesus, who is really the Eldritch Abomination Yog Sothoth. He realizes he is a member of said bloodline, goes insane and commits suicide.
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Langdon spends most of the story, which is made up of three to five pages, pondering the murder of the a museum curator. After pondering the nature of the universe, it is revealed that Robert Langdon was the murderer and made up the whole Jesus-Mary Magdalene bloodline to get away (or maybe he’s a member of said bloodline). That or the dead guy is the actual Robert Langdon.
  • Philip K. Dick, Probably the same thing, but in Space and better.
  • Franz Kafka, “The Conspiracy,” Robert L discovers an ancient conspiracy, but nobody explains what it’s supposed to be, what it’s purpose is or what it wants from him.
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7 Comments

  1. B said,

    December 30, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Have you read ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card?

    • December 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

      No, I haven’t. Why?

      • B said,

        December 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm

        For whatever reason, it was the first thing this post made me think of, no clue why. It’s science-fiction, you might really enjoy it, I’d recommend it to anyone who likes that genre of book.

  2. B said,

    December 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Also, was just reading your latest post and this: “That said, Iā€™m being very syncretic about my religious path and am looking into practically everything.” — had me hoping you have read Life of Pi by Yann Martel. If not, I’d recommend it before Ender’s Game even.

  3. Sherry said,

    January 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Dan Brown probably achieved what he wanted wtih the Da Vinci Code: sales of 80 million copies. A “more interesting version” wouuldn’t have been read by that many people. Do writers write for themselves or for their potential readers? My non-intellectual comment for your non-intellectual post. šŸ™‚


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