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5. At first glance, Javier Sierra’s The Secret Supper plows just a little too close to the cotton of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Both novels deal in detail with Leonardo Da Vinci and three of his most famous paintings, The Last Supper (painted on the refectory wall in Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan, Italy) 1495-1498, Virgin of the Rocks (Louvre) 1483-1486, and Virgin of the Rocks (London) 1495-1508.The Secret Supper is set in 15th-century Italy, specifically 1497-98, when Da Vinci was finishing his The Last Supper. Rome sends an inquisitor, Father Agostino Leyre, to Milan, ostensibly for the funeral for Donna Beatrice d’Este, the wife of Il Moro Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, the latter who is Da Vinci’s patron for painting The Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria della Grazie. The Duke fancies this monastery for his family burial vault.Javier Sierra’s The Secret Supper is a very well researched non-starter. The story never captures a self-sustaining momentum, a fault that forces a good bit of the story’s importance into the last quarter of the book. Having said that, any book that requires outside study by the reader is a worthy book for consumption.
6. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.
7. Each of the Nine lives William Dalrymple describes in his absorbing book is “intended to act as a keyhole into the way that each specific religious vocation has been caught or transformed in the vortex of India’s metamorphosis during this rapid period of transition, while revealing the extraordinary persistence of faith and ritual in a fast-changing landscape”. The popular Western notion of Indian spirituality is bound up with asceticism and meditation, but religious experience in the subcontinent takes many forms, and for every self-denying sannyasi there are numerous devotees who find a path to god through singing, dancing, whirling, sex, drugs and storytelling. Dalrymple is a lively, knowledgeable and sympathetic guide to this world of faith, which is indeed threatened by the rise of modern India. Traditions that have been handed down for generations may vanish, not because people stop believing but because the young, not unnaturally, regard an MBA or a job in IT as more alluring than following in the family business.
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