The award for Overrated? You betcha! goes to The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
So it wasn’t the worst book of the year, but it was pretty poor. It was mediocre in terms of excitement. It was mediocre in terms of plot. The characters were mediocre. The startling plot twists made me yawn. If a bunch of excitable Christians had decided to ignore it instead of throwing an eppy and giving it all the free publicity that it could ever want, it would have gone completely under the radar and sold about eight copies.
This book doesn’t introduce anything new to the world. These theories have been known about for years, though perhaps not to as wide an audience as they are now (and the excitable Christians have themselves to thank for that, too). I think Dan Brown probably spent more time copying his “original novel” from text books than thinking about it.
I’m not going to give you any links.