Author Dan Brown courted controversy, then capitalized on it
The Houston Chronicle says Anyone out there who hasn't read The Da Vinci Code â€” and with 25 million in sales and climbing, who would that be? â€” take note: Its secrets are revealed In This Article. Little-known after his previous three books, Brown has emerged at the center of yet another polarizing debate in America's culture wars. Is The Da Vinci Code an entertaining thriller that also allows readers to feel they've learned a bit about religion, art history, even mathematics? Or is it an insidious attack on nearly 2,000 years of Christian tradition, thinly veiled as fiction?