Best Books of 2004

ROSLYN rosgross at
Sun Jan 2 20:59:21 EST 2005

>>And finally...
>>**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 
absolutely dreadful.)

Ros, also working on my own list...

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