Thursday, May 14, 2009
Round Two with Dan Brown - How Far Will We Go?
I remember the first time I had a customer come in to the store and ask if there was a book responding to The DaVinci Code. I said, “It is a fiction book. I seriously doubt anyone will take the time to write a response.” I was wrong. Boy was I wrong! The publishers couldn’t get them out fast enough. Are we ready for a second round with Dan Brown? The current book, Angels and Demons, was written before The DaVinci Code but with the upcoming release of the movie it will be catapulted into the limelight. I have not seen any projected books in response (I’m staying quiet on predictions) but there is already a website dedicated to answering some of the issues raised in the book/movie. It is sponsored by none other than Westminster Theological Seminary. There you will find topics treated like “the God particle,” “antimatter,” “CERN,” “the Illuminati” and more. I have not read Angels and Demons but I did read The DaVinci Code and, honestly, I quite enjoyed it. The theology and history were horrendous but it was a fun read. I’m not sure if I will read Angels and Demons but I’ll probably see the movie. In the mean time I will wait to see which publisher will offer the first of the response books. Give the wesbsite a visit and see what you think.