Item description for The Da Vinci Mole: A Philosophical Parody by Dr. Ian Browne...
Keeping Da Vinci Code fans, conspiracy buffs, and puzzle enthusiasts in mind, the mysterious Dr. Ian Browne has woven a story of taut suspense and shocking revelations. When Eric San Let, visiting curator of the Whitney Museum, is found dead, having left only a cryptic message as a clue to his death---"Oh, Rubik's Cube! / Oh, Unisex haircut! / Find Dan Black / (Ehay idn'tday oday itway)---" Dan Black, professor of modern art, and Saphie Paradise, French exchange student, are sent on a whirlwind adventure to uncover the most profound conspiracy in the history of the human race. Except for the words, every aspect of The Da Vinci Mole is accurate, and it reveals the truths behind some of the great mysteries of the universe, including the secret meaning of Jackson Pollock's paintings, why Intelligent Design is actually correct, definitive proof of the existence of God, the truth behind Area 51, the real rationale for the conservative agenda, the secret plan of the Scientologists, and what Karl Rove does in his spare time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1932100903 ISBN13 9781932100907
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Raves for the Da Vinci Mole May 22, 2006
From the Dallas Morning News:
In the giggle-inducing tradition of Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings, this is a parody, down to the name of the author.
It nails the factors that make the original so annoying and yet so successful: lots of meaningless physical details, ancient conspirators (including a few that even Dan Brown missed), leaden dialogue, improbable plot twists and a couple of puzzles that are pretty clever.
There's no actual "spoiling" of this plot, so you won't mind knowing that The Da Vinci Mole includes Karl Rove, aliens, Scientology, codes found in Jackson Pollock paintings and a bit of gratuitous sex.
The book also pulls off a brilliant emperor-has-no-clothes dismissal of the original:
"But what if we spend many days and risk countless dangers tracking down this secret, only to have it turn out to be a secret that your grandfather never wants revealed anyway and so our efforts would be pointless?"
"That would be absurd, Hank," Saphie replied. "That would make no sense at all."