Books that Inspire Wanderlust- The Da Vinci Code
First in a new series, this post is going to combine two of my favorite hobbies: books and travel. Travel and vacations are not always practical or possible when we have the urge to traipse about the globe. Reading a book on travel, destinations, and adventure can help satiate those feelings of wanderlust until we can pack up and go!
Today’s post is about The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
A lot of people have already read this book as it was a bestseller for a long time a few years ago. Some may have even seen the movie with Tom Hanks. My suggestion: if you have a trip to Paris in your future, reread this book! By Chapter 3, Dan Brown delves into the sights of Paris as Robert Langdon makes his way to the Louvre. At the Louvre the crazy ridiculousness of the story begins. But the drive to the Louvre describes Paris landmarks to a ‘T’.
The three works of art in the Louvre that are not to be missed are listed for the tourist’s memory and even gives the background story of IM Pei’s glass pyramid controversy. All fun facts for visitors of Paris to know.
There is so much guidebook information weaved into the story that it reminds me of all the great sights in Paris and will get your blood pumping to return- or for the newbie to book their Paris flight as soon as possible.
If you need an easy read with a lot of action The Da Vinci Code meets that requirement as well as instilling a little bit of wanderlust and Paris love to the reader. You may find yourself pouring over France guidebooks after this one. Be warned!
My score: 4 out of 5 stars. Exciting but a little unrealistic and crazy.
Tomorrow I am off to the great state of Florida for a short roadtrip on the way to attend a friend’s wedding, scuba dive, eat conch fritters, and get rid of my pasty pallor Stay tuned for fun in the sun!