The Da Vinci Code
Folks are abuzz about this book & film — what am I missing? Did Da Vinci leave some cure in code for remedying hunger or preventing war? A recipe for sharing the wealth? I’m clueless about the premise and too lazy to look it up … someone …?
I will admit though, I’m one of those people who will see this movie in celebration of the semester’s end. I ought to be embarrassed by my lust for the fanatical fantastical. But I’m not, Hugh. Jackman. It’s like candy for the mind — too sweet & sour shortly but nice at first, claws and all.
I met Mark Lamoureux last night, among other noteworthy individuals: poets and musicians and whatnot. The two beauties pictured above are Gina Myers and Gabrielle Torres, editors for The Tiny. Thanks to them for a terribly festive night. I’m still recovering. And I still blame Shafer.
If any of my Children’s Lit students happen by, your photos appear after the poetry photos here. Just scroll through –> seek and ye shall find.
Responses to “The Da Vinci Code”
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.
May 8th, 2006 at 12:45 am eYou and Shafer gave amazing readings last night. Every poem that I heard was truly excellent. Thanks for the poetry!
May 8th, 2006 at 11:36 am eGlad you had a good time at the party! It took me all day yesterday to recover!
May 9th, 2006 at 1:40 pm eShafer’s always to blame. Sorry to have missed it (again).
May 10th, 2006 at 10:06 pm ethe blood line of christ exists as mary magdalene was actually pregnant with his child when he was murdered and she escaped to france. the blood line has been kept secret by a secret society that da vinci was a member of (it actually exists) as was isaac newton and other notables. the book is not well written (dialogue -TERRIBLE) but the subject keeps you interested. i read it while recovering from surgery on my butt (another story).
May 25th, 2006 at 6:37 pm eneed to say that I saw the movie and i thought it would be better than the book given the terrible dialogue, etc. BUT. I was wrong. although the movie was okay and ron howard does the best he can with what he got, it seems that the many twists and turns of the TOTALLY FICTION plot are too much to squeeze into a 2 hour movie while trying to educate the audience about leo da vinci and some other christian history. i say stick with the book and an art history text.