A Reader posted a review at 2010-07-30 02:15:39.
Dan Brown hates the Catholic Church. His books - and the movies - has created waves of ignorant readers and moviegoers who believe that his work of fiction has any factual merit.
"It's a work of fiction - get over it." Sure, it's a work of fiction - a work systematically attacking the very foundations of Christianity and specifically casting the Catholic Church as the greatest villain in history. Let's not even discuss what he does to Opus Dei.
The book itself read flat. Many of the plot twists are ringers - the reader is never given enough information to reach the conclusions the protagonist can - this annoys me. A good thriller is one that lays out everything I need to out-sleuth the sleuth. His characters are one-dimensional and contrived, his dialog reads like a high school literary arts rejected submission.
It is telling that Brown's first books were dead on arrival. Tapping into the popular anti-Catholic undertow in the American pseudo-intellectual 'elite' - now, THAT'S a ticket to a bestseller.
Brown has made millions assaulting the Church. I would love to see him try this with Islam.