I know I'm waaaaay behind, embarrasingly so even... but I FINALLY got around to reading The Da Vinci Code while I was away, having seen every other person read it in various versions and languages on the beach on my last break... and the one before that, to the point where I felt a bit left out. What was this novel that had everyone so gripped? I had to get my hands on it ASAP. I finished it last week it and now I'm OBSESSED!!
I want to visit all the locations in the novel. Some I've seen before as a teenager, but I need to see again them with different eyes.. knowing what I know now.
Even though the allegations in the book have since been refuted as just fiction, I was still gripped by the alleged extreme measures taken by the Church to suppress the true of origins of Christianity, and how it allegedly conspired to increase its grip on power and keep Christians subjugated to its authority by keeping these secrets for centuries. It got me thinking about the possibility of parallels with today's version of Islam, which I always suspected has been distorted from its true origins beyond recognition even though I have no real knowledge about this. It's just a nagging feeling..
Another thing... how come the Vatican didn't issue a "fatwa" calling for Dan Brown's death?