March 17, 2005

Tropic of Cancer it ain't, but...

You might have been a little surprised to hear that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has said Catholics shouldn't read The DaVinci Code. The Church has a long history of banning books, which didn't officially end until 1966. Authors on the prohibited list included: Descartes, Bacon, Spinoza, Locke, Kant, Zola and Milton.

I suspect that this ban will be as fruitless as most. In fact, I've had little interest in reading it, but now...

Posted by Linkmeister at March 17, 2005 12:01 AM

Oh, you should read it. It was great. It's sort of like... a cross between Sherlock Holmes, Indiana Jones and my eight grade math teacher going off on a rant about how our lives are all about numbers. Um... or something like that. heh. (Seriously - it really was a great book. Read it.)

Posted by: CNL at March 17, 2005 01:40 AM

CNL's review is pretty much dead on (I don't know about the 8th grade teacher though...). It's fun fluff. Read his other two books as well. More fun fluff. I have no idea why people are taking it so seriously. It's fiction, folks, don't get your knickers in a twist.

Posted by: deborah at March 17, 2005 10:42 AM

Spinoza was a crackpot. And, you know...

Posted by: NTodd at March 17, 2005 11:36 AM

Crackpots get an audience every day. See Limbaugh, R.

Posted by: Linkmeister at March 17, 2005 02:22 PM

Oh, Linky...
You must read it..

Posted by: Toxiclabrat at March 18, 2005 09:01 AM

The funniest blog post I've seen on this story was at glassdog. haha.

It's true, obviously this is a work of fiction, so what's the big fuss?

Besides, it's not like the Catholic church can actually prove that some of it isn't true anyway, which is also rather funny, when you think of it.

Furthermore, the author of this book wasn't even the one who came up with the premise conspiracy theory or whatever... Why not go after those people?

My sister read this novel and said it was one of the best fiction novels she's read in years. A page turner. She recommended it highly.
I haven't read it yet. It doesn't necessarily sound like my bag. But I probably will eventually.

Posted by: Chloe at March 19, 2005 04:48 AM