The Da Vinci Code - Chapters 52, 53, 54 and 55

Join me as I break down Chapters 52, 53, 54 and 55 of The Da Vinci Code, in which Sophie and Langdon are quizzed by a troll, we take a detour to learn about gargoyles, and Teabing spills the tea about the Bible...

'Breaking Down Bad Books' is a podcast analysing trashy bestsellers from a literary perspective. Currently covering Dan Brown's historically inaccurate The Da Vinci Code, and James Dashner's labyrinthine sci-fi The Maze Runner on Patreon. Previously covered Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, 365 Days, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Divergent, and Insurgent.

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