Over hyped? Yes! But still a great read!
I am very conflicted about the book, mainly because Dan Brown uses a theory that has been proven false by reputable historians, and holds this theory up as truth. The idea that this underlying theory is true gives the book much of its gravitas that has elevated it to its best-selling status. That being said this is still a well written thriller that hooks you from the beginning and keeps you turning pages! And in spite of the false premise there is still plenty of history and classical art and architecture to keep it all interesting. My recommendation is read the book, but try and find a used copy--Dan Brown already has enough Money! If you like archeological based thrillers check out "Tourist in the Yucatan" a Da Vinci Code for the Americas!
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