Angels & Demons
I kind of enjoyed The DaVinci Code. It seemed to be an above average airport book. So I went back and tried to read Angels & Demons. I think I only got about 10 pages into that one before I had to throw it away. The utter nonsense about what CERN is like and what goes on there drove me nuts. Now that it’s being made into a movie, CERN has had to put together a webpage responding to this nonsense.
There’s an interesting article in Salon about what this type of popular misrepresentation of science does to the public’s understanding of scientific issues.
Of course, a lot of people in the Catholic community probably had similar feelings about how The DaVinci Code represented their church.