I must be the only person in the world who hasn’t read The Da Vinci Code. I started it a couple of nights ago. It’s good. The guy has a way of making you want to read the next chapter. And it has that Michael Crichtonish “let me teach you something about real life while you read this novel” thing going, which is fun.
Granted, I’m taking the “facts” I’m being “taught” with a pinch of salt, as I do with Crichton. Case in point: I divided my height by my belly button height, and got 1.7, not PHI. (If you’ve read it, you may know what I’m talking about.)
Do me a favor. I don’t like knowing what happens in a book. Before I started this one, I had absolutely no idea what it was about. Given the ubiquity of the book and discussions about it, it has been difficult to maintain this level of ignorance. So if you’re going to leave a comment with a spoiler, say “SPOILER!” at the top of it.