I was wondering if anyone here had read any appreciable amount of TDC. I read the first chapter and the factoid was interesting. However, I get the impression from the controversy over the book that Dan Brown has made inaccurate/misleading claims about historical events and it seems that the religious and historical communities both are in agreement that TDC's seeming "fact-based" story is in fact not factual. I have one friend that I know read the book through and he, like many in the religious community, use claims within the book to support the book itself! I don't remember the name of the argumentative fallacy that is, but I do remember it being one. I was wondering if anyone has read the book and formed opinions or have opinions about Dan Brown/TDC or his/its fans. I have another friend who may have read it in its entirety, but at least read enough to tell me that the writing itself was poor and this lead me to wonder what you guys think about it.