I'm moving house at the weekend, so please excuse any inactivity in the next few days. To keep you amused in the meantime, my deconstructing-The-Da-Vinci-Code blog The Chasms of the Earth makes a fleeting return.
Wild link: did you know that Dan Brown (who 'wrote' TDVC) went to the same school as Win Butler off of the Arcade Fire? I've only just found the time to listen to their lauded-to-high-heaven new album (Neon Bible) and I must say, for all the tortured baroque-rock posturings, it really does sound like mid-80's Bruce Springsteen, doesn't it? Except for track 10, which is The Go! Team moonlighting as a Prefab Sprout cover band. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but at the same time doesn't quite make for the quasi-religious experience that some critics have identified.
Not to worry, I got a free badge with my copy.