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.
Now Oxfam has announced that Dan Brown’s books are the most donated at their second hand shops in the UK.