Allow me to present a hypothesis: Dan Brown is the Anne Hathaway of authors. Hard-working, serious about his craft (even if others aren't), with lots and lots of money to show for his work. And people love to hate him as much, and sometimes even more, than they love to love him.
The author of The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons is at it again, filling the world with shadowy symbols and codes and not being very clear about anything. But if you don't figure it out in the end, don't worry: He'll tell you.
Keep the Da Vinci Code away from the Harvard Divinity School. Professor Karen King stumbled across a 4th-century scrap of papyrus that has the Coptic words "Jesus said to them, 'My wife…,'" but she's begging everyone, "Don't say this proves Dan Brown was right."
Researchers think they may have found a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci hiding behind another fresco on the wall of a famous Florentine building.
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