Monday, April 10, 2006

Da Vinci Lawsuit Update

The Da Vinci Code

The judge hearing the ridiculous lawsuit against Dan Brown, author of The DaVinci Code, rejected the claims that Brown stole his idea from the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Random House, as publisher of both books, should do very well especially with the movie based on The DaVinci Code due for release very soon.

Nothing like publicity to boost sales. The The DaVinci Code was finally released as a mass market paperback on March 28, 2006. No large print edition has been published as of yet. I imagine the timing of that mmp release was to coincide with the imminent movie release. Sheesh, how much publicity does one book need? I started reading it 2 years ago and still haven't read more than a third of the text!

The book has spawned many other books with one POV or another- pro or con- and many websites, too. A partial list of related books goes like this:
Cracking DaVinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts by James L. Garlow and Peter Jones

Exploring the DaVinci Code by Lee Strobel and Garry Poole

Breaking The DaVinci Code: Answers To The Questions Everyone's Asking by Francis J. Moloney and Darrell L. Bock

The DaVinci Code Fact or Fiction? by Hank Hanegraaff and Paul Maier

Preaching Another Jesus: Decoding Dan Brown's DaVinci Code Hoax by Shawn McDonnell

Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind the DaVinci Code by Daniel Burstein

Da Vinci Code Decoded: The Truth Behind the New York Times #1 Bestseller by Martin Lunn

Rejecting the DaVinci Code: How a Blasphemous Novel Brutally Attacks Our Lord and the Catholic Church by the TFP Committee on American Issues

The DaVinci Deception by Erwin W. Lutzer

Crisis Magazine's literary

If you didn't get your fill by reading The DaVinci Code or Holy Blood, Holy Grail and wish to do more research before the movie is at your local theater, any and all of the books mentioned above can be found by stopping off at your local independent bookstore or by searching at Bookfinder or ADDALL.

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