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Code by Dan Brown decrypted?

February 25 2005

In literary circles broke and is growing scandal: Dan Brown - author of the international bestseller "The Da Vinci Code", copies of which sold more than 7, 5 million, is accused of plagiarism. To expose the author joined and religious leaders.

According to the Daily Telegraph, October 3, 2004 Michael Beydzhent and Richard Leigh sued with the claim of copyright infringement to the publisher of Dan Brown. The fact that Beydzhent and Lee together with Henry Lincoln - the authors of the sensational 80's pseudo-historical study of "the Holy Grail and Holy Blood" felt that Dan Brown took advantage of the material and a few other sauces presented in "The Da Vinci Code." However, admirers of Dan Brown can themselves check whether the plaintiffs are right - the text of "Sacred mysteries," tells the story of Mary Magdalene, the Knights of the Temple and the Zion community, which keeps this knowledge, freely available in the web .

Court confrontation wolf publishing business to inflame passions quite competes with collisions, which are characters of their books. However, there will be enough for Dan Brown's - or rather, his lawyers, the forces fighting on two fronts?

Not so long ago it became known that Brown accused of having plagiarized another writer. Lewis Purdue found an excessive number of matches between the books "The Da Vinci Legacy" and "Daughter of God", of which he is, and Brown "Da Vinci Code." It is noteworthy that, indeed, in both books the plot develops the same way. And in "The Da Vinci Legacy" and "The Da Vinci Code" is killing scientists, after which the characters come to grips with secret societies.

Judge of the Manhattan branch of the federal court, George Daniels promised in the spring to decide on the case.

Meanwhile, "The Da Vinci Code" has already come under the ban. The Lebanese authorities have stopped selling the popular novel in the country. As writes The Guardian, the novel was withdrawn from stores after the Catholic Information Center of Lebanon, accused the author of blasphemy. "Some parts of the book concerns the foundations of the Christian religion. For example, the author writes that Mary Magdalene had children by Jesus Christ, is absolutely unacceptable for us" - the president said the Catholic Information Center.

In the UK, less stringent orders. Here, County Durham Bishop Tom Wright just made fun of the contents of "The Da Vinci Code." "Dan Brown - author of the best in this genre, what I've seen, but anyone who even slightly familiar with Biblical history, understands that to take his allegations seriously - just ludicrous," - said the bishop was quoted as saying channel BBC. According to Wright, Brown's bestseller - just a gripping thriller, not carrying in itself is no historical authenticity.

Константин Дятлов

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