The Da Vinci Code is a great thriller bad bad in history
Best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code"
, based around a supposed conspiracy at the top of the Christian church, is an entertaining read but historically unprecise. The multi-million selling book by US author Dan Brown will soon to be turned into a Hollywood film. The book, set largely in Paris, marries art, mysticism and religion to claim that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and produced a line of heirs, something supposedly covered up by the church. "The Da Vinci Code"
has spent 87 weeks at the top of the New York Times
bestseller list. More than 20 million copies of the novel are in print worldwide, and the book has been translated into 42 languages.
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