So I finished reading The Da Vinci Code the other day, and something occurred to me… this book is a novel! In other words, this is a work of fiction. I simply can’t understand why so many people have lost their minds chasing the conspiracy that this book promotes! There is no conspiracy! But after-all, every detail is not suppose to be factual in fiction. Indeed, fiction is suppose to be the province of the authorial imagination. Everyone who buys the book (about a hundred million of us!) knows this. And yet, somehow, the combination of the extremely well-sculpted and detailed realism of many passages, the big events and issues from history that every reader feels he or she should know more about but doesn’t, and the compelling logic of conspiracy theory (i.e., the reason you don’t know something is that powerful forces have intentionally kept you in the dark about it), have all worked together to cause readers to take this particular work of fiction very seriously – as serious as if it were a work of… non-fiction.
Then, on page 21, Dan Brown has Robert Langdon explaining that the glass pyramid at the front of the Louvre is made up exactly 666 panes of glass. Great detail is given to explain that 666 has always represented the devil, and that pyramids are geometrically perfect. Then it occurred to me that a pyramid, indeed is always geometrically perfect, but every pyramid has four sides. Unfortunately 666, the exact number of glass panes used in this glass pyramid according to The Da Vinci Code, can not be divided evenly by four! The internet says that the pyramid in actuality has 696 panes of glass, but Dan Brown has reduced that to 666 as to get the devil involved.
A good read, but fiction nevertheless.
2.1. Zumbelina. Should win easily. $2 is great value. Back her now.
5.10. Zestful. I have always liked this horse.
8.1. Gold Ambition. Has a stack of ability.
2.2. Galaxy Raider. Best of the day. If you only want to have one bet, take a double Zumbelina into this horse.
5.2. Charlevoix. No real competition here.
8.8. Dodging Bullets. Good run in the Port Fairy Cup!
4.3. Better Land. This bastard owes us.
8.1. Elegant Composer. Best mare in the race.
9.3. Harada Bay. Last chance for this thing.
Good luck and stay tuned.