April 29th, 2007

Ilsa

Da Vinci Code: Done!

P. 160: preceptory -- an estate belonging to a member of the Knights Templar.

P. 164: Titulus -- the "INRI" plaque or scroll supposedly affixed to The True Cross.

That's about it for words I felt compelled to look up.

As for the historical stuff: I found The Da Vinci Code to be just another suspense novel, interesting in places, but leading me to call into question the accuracy of the so-called "research" (there we go: sneer quotes and the phrase so-called) that, according to the popular press, left readers all agog.

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