The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

… and oddly enough, the movie was better than the book.

My friend Bunny and I went to see The Da Vinci Code. I had read the book a couple of years ago, and as I explained to my friend Hoade (who's written a book) that the writing was bad—amateurish, choppy, simple vocabulary, chapters that were at most four pages or so, wooden charaters, and I was able to guess the next “reveal” before the characters did (except for the identity of “The Teacher”).

In short, a really bad book.

But, as I futher explained, one that I (and fourty zillion other people) couldn't put down. Not only a fast read, but a real page turner (so Dan Brown, the author, did something right).

So it was with rather low expectations that I went to the film, and given such low expectations, it was rather good. A decent mindless escapist entertaining piece of film, but not for those of you who don't want the divinity of Jesus Christ called into question.

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