This is a fun one. Nowadays, the only time I say I’ve read something when I haven’t is usually for college. I’m bad but I just can’t ever manage to you know, read everything on the book list. I read as much as I can. Enough about that though…
Years ago, way before the films came out and I was a precocious teenager I thought it would make me look good to say that I’d read the ‘Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown. I was about thirteen, maybe fourteen. I was weird and un-informed about what the book actually was about. I thought it was a book for smart people and that it was an intellectual debate on god and I was in an all-girl Catholic school so I thought it was a really cool thing to say that I’d read.
I did eventually try to read it. I loved ‘Angels and Demons’ (the prequel) but when I actually tried to read the ‘Da Vinci Code’ I didn’t like it. Compared to ‘Angels and Demons’ it was boring. I gave up on it and I’ve never looked back. I liked both of the films, but I think this is a good example of how ignorance is a bad thing – the ‘Da Vinci Code’ was not the book/film I expected it to be.