Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Mary Magdalene goes Mona Lisa way

The cult of absurdly excessive analysis has bitten the Da Vinci Code. A group of British statisticians has given the worldwide bestseller only a 36% chance of prospective success. Their criteria: metaphorical, or figurative titles instead of literal ones; the first word a pronoun, a verb, an adjective or a greeting; and grammar patterns taking the form either of a possessive case with a noun, or of an adjective and noun or of the words The ... of ... (from Guardian)

The team however gives the thumbs up to Dan Brown's upcoming novel The Solomon Key.

Mary Magdalene in the Desert
Oil on canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Mona Lisa's enduring magic

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