Best Books of 2004
rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Sun Jan 2 20:59:21 EST 2005
>>**Worst Book of 2004: _The Da Vinci Code_ by Dan Brown
> Heh. I was saved from this quite a while ago by a friend from
> BookCrossing, who also detested it. The more I hear, the happier I get
> about taking her word for it! My mother was given a copy by a friend of
> hers visiting from the US, and I couldn't quite resist a tactful
> questioning about the book's 'merits'. She said she was fascinated in the
> history of the (Christian) church's views on women because she'd studied
> religion in university, and I asked her if that part was accurate. There
> was a pause and then she said 'it's fiction - it doesn't need to be
> accurate'. At which point Becca left the room and I dropped the subject.
> My mother didn't go near the book, I might add.
> Hallie (working on my own list)
Er...I really wouldn't say this is the worst book I've read this year, or
that is it as bad as people have been saying. I agree with the criticisms
made of it, but I enjoyed it just the same--it was good fun (says she,
ducking and running!).
(In fact I can't really point to any book I read this year as being
Ros, also working on my own list...
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