The furor over the movie version of the Da Vinci Code is pretty funny. Calling a book of fiction heresy strikes even religious Catholic friends of mine as funny.
“Oh, yeah, we keep our albino monks under SPF 200, but for a good contribution into the plate I can let you talk with one,” one friend said. [5/21 postscript: There is a monk named Silas @ the NYC office!]
My writing groups are up in arms about the poor quality of the writing as well. There are analytical pages about Dan Brown’ questionable style and grammatical manglings.
I think a good escapist movie is a great thing to see. And no one ever accused Barbara Cartland of amazing writing.
Entertainment should not be confused with reality. No matter how close some morons might believe the resemblance.