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For those who have read The Da Vinci Code (and no spoiler for those who haven't) - I caught the author in an error. His Hebrew transliteration is for shit. He turned an H into a Vav. What the fuck?

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leora
May. 24th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
But does any of that matter? It's not really the point of the book. Those are all details.

Of course, I do understand how you might feel, given that I was the person who hated the movie Pi for its inaccuracies.

I think it manages to get the rating of worst movie representation of go ever.
00goddess
May. 24th, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
Whether it matters or not really isn't my point- jnanacandra pointed out one misrepresentation, and I pointed out others.

One could argue that it does matter, because it's going to create a whole host of idiots who think they know something about grail mythology when they don't. It's already creating a lot of confusion about grail mythos and early Christianity.

The only "point" of the book was to sell copies. Did you think there was another one?
leora
May. 24th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
True, and good points.

Except for your last. Do you write? Do you do so just to make money? I write, but not to make money. And if I ever do make money off of it (which isn't impossible, I'm actually good at some of what I do) it won't be just to make money.

I think accusing someone you don't know of having the purpose of their book being just to make money is very offensive.

Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe you do know the author.
00goddess
May. 24th, 2004 04:28 pm (UTC)
It is entirely possible that he wrote this book because he felt driven, because he felt a great need to write it.

If that was the only reason, I doubt he'd have published it. A good writer knows when they do a bad job.

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