On my reading list, I’ve got several books that describe secret plots by the Catholic church to conceal some import aspect of Christian faith that doesn’t quite mesh with their objectives, whatever those might be. The Da Vinci Code was just the latest in that list, which I’m discovering is not as short as I might have thought. Seems that lots of authors have some kind of beef with the Church.
Currently I’m reading Lewis Purdue’s The Da Vinci Legacy. It was originally written in 1983, but has been updated and republished, I guess to compete with Brown’s book. I expect this is going to become an entirely new genre. Still, these guys can’t compete with my favorite, Umberto Eco.