Friday, March 10, 2006

The Phenomena Guide to the Da Vinci Code Guides

By DAVID V. BARRETT: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is one of those publishing phenomena that authors and publishers dream of. It sold millions of copies in its first year and is about to be released as a major film. But why did it become so huge? After all, as a murder-mystery thriller it’s not bad, but there are hundreds more just as good or better. And why has it attracted so much antagonism? It was even banned in the Lebanon, because some Catholics there felt it was “an insult to our dignity and beliefs”. [More]

Phenomena’s Senior Editor, David V. Barrett, presents the most comprehensive analysis anywhere of the spin-offs generated by the success of Dan Brown’s best-selling blockbuster novel, The Da Vinci Code.


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