I decided that I would read The DaVinci Code during my trip to Phoenix. It turned out to be a pretty good mystery, but not worth all fuss the Catholic Church is making over it. Dan Brown has to be laughing all the way to the bank since his book has been banned by so many well-meaning entities.
I enjoyed The DaVinci Code and found that I didn't really want to stop reading it until I got to the end. It had a good story, good level of suspense, and interesting characters. Who could resist a bloody albino monk? It felt at times like the characters in the book cracked the codes too easily, and there were two code words I guessed before they cracked it. I was able to guess them because they were logical, not because I'm great at code breaking. I would recommend this book because it is good escapist fare, and also because reading it can put to rest any nagging questions brought up by all of the hype.