All this fuss about Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is ludicrous. It is a clever, well-researched, and wonderfully enjoyable work of fiction. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the movie adaptation, which boasts a competent director and a stellar cast.
The irony of all this hullabaloo over the “blasphemy” and “disgraceful misrepresentation of the facts” is that I think The Bible is largely a work of fiction as well. I'm sure that there are plenty of factual events described in it, but most must surely be taken with a pinch of salt.