The Asti Spumante Code: A Parody

by Toby Clements | Humor |
ISBN: 0751537683 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LastEdition on 2/7/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by LastEdition on Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Synopsis:
Gordon Sanitaire is dead. The fourth bullet from the Glock Pn35 catches him - fatally - in the gut. And the key to the secret dies with him. But why is his body arranged in a re-enaction of Anna Karenina's death? This is the first of many mysteries which Professor James Crack from the University of Cat Butt, Nebraska, must solve, otherwise he's going to be banged up in a Brussels prison (and even by Belgium standards, Brussels is a small town). So begins a breathless chase, full of twists and turns, which takes Crack (and his seriously beautiful assistant) across at least three borders, during which, through clues hidden in the great books of the past, they uncover some stunning evidence that there is a sinister cabal of publishers who are determined to undermine the prediction that 2000 years after the Bible was written a new book of such power will be produced that it will render all other books pointless and so destroy the publishing industry ...

Released 14 yrs ago (5/12/2007 UTC) at TitleTrader.com in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, June 4, 2007
I refused to read the Da Vinci Code, but I loved this book. Maybe i missed a lot of references, but the book-world references were hilarious.I am so glad my boys are too old for the Thomas the Tank Engine books, as I would not be able to read one without chuckling!!
I traded the book on www.titletrader.com. Originally it was a holiday read for my husband, who has read the Da Vinci code book. He gave up once he reaslised it is a parody, so I read it!
Thank you to LastEdition for posting it from Denmark.
I read it during a rainy camping holiday in France.
I will pass the book on one way or another.

CAUGHT IN ILKLEY WEST YORKSHIRE ENGLAND

Journal Entry 4 by bookwormkt from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 4, 2007
I am the Anonymous finder of Journal entry 3, but I have joined now! I will list some books when I get time.

Journal Entry 5 by wingLeishaCamdenwing from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Got this in the mail from England today as a RABCK from bookwormkt. Thanks!! Not sure when I'll get around to reading it, but I definitely will. I forced myself through 'The Da Vinci Code' because there is this parody book by three Norwegian authors that I want to read, and that book is supposedly only funny when you've read the original. So that one book was to be my reward for suffering through the train wreck that was the original ... but imagine my delight at finding that here is another reward! :-) Thanks for sharing, bookwormkt! :-) I'll journal again when I've read the book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingLeishaCamdenwing from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I've read this book now, just finished it five minutes ago. Thanks again to bookwormkt for sharing. :-)

This was a fun read, I enjoyed it ... but would probably not have done so, much, if I hadn't already read The Da Vinci Code, so let that serve as a warning to future readers. :-)

Anyway ... as I said, a fun read. Quick and easy to read. Entertaining and mostly clever. One of the better literary spoofs that I've read. Overloaded with clichés, of course ... but that's the whole point, obviously. I thought the original, so to speak, was an incredible piece of shit, so I enjoyed seeing it made cleverly fun of like this. A couple of things I didn't like, though - one of them a few Anglicisms, which was made worse by the fact that Clements makes fun of Brown for his Americanisms. E.g.: To say that the time has 'gone midnight' or whatever is something an American would never say ... but the main character in this book, who is American, does say it. That's not good - if you're going to make fun of others for their mistakes, the least you can do is to not make the same mistakes yourself in the very book where you try to make them look ridiculous.

Also there was an obvious & glaring continuity error - someone plants a gun in a murder victim's hand to make it look like suicide, then five pages later the same character names another person as the one he planted the gun on. It's embarrassing when neither author nor editor has managed to weed out an obvious mistake like that.

But overall a fun light entertainment read. I will take this book with me to the next Oslo meetup now (early February) because I know there are several local BCers who have read The Da Vinci Code and, like me, hated it ... so they may want to read this too. :-)

Thanks again!!

Journal Entry 7 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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This went home with Jannike from the BookCrossing meetup here in Oslo this afternoon. She has read The Da Vinci Code, so I think she'll have fun with this book ... ! ;-)

Journal Entry 8 by Jannike from -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, March 12, 2009
An easy read, which I enjoyed very much and finished in a couple of days. It was a good parody!
I plan to bring it to our next meetup in Oslo.

Journal Entry 9 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, May 4, 2009

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I returned this to LeishaCamden.

Journal Entry 10 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
She did ... ! and I've been forgetting to journal it. So sorry! Will send the book on its way now.

Journal Entry 11 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Will bring this to meetup this afternoon. Will leave it in the zone if no one takes it with them.

Journal Entry 12 by Tanumine at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, February 13, 2014
I've also read The DaVinci Code. So I thought this might be fun :-)
Thanks, Leisha!

Journal Entry 13 by Tanumine at Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on Tuesday, July 7, 2020
A quick and easy read, but not very good imo. Will not be reading it again... I actually finished it some time ago, and forgot to make a journal entry about it.

Journal Entry 14 by Tanumine at Plantasjen in Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Congratulations on finding this book! I hope you enjoy it :-)

I you want to, share with us what plans you have with it - will it keep on traveling or will it stay in your collection?
Anyways, happy Summer :-)

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