I saw the Da Vinci Code age 13, liked it. Read the book a year later, didn't mind it. But I've had no inclination to pursue his books. I find him more of a problem for the trade publishing industry in general really, because supermarkets will undercut the price on his newest book, as they did with The Lost Symbol, by about 50%, meaning independent retailers are screwed, and inevitably carry less stock of what will surely be another international bestseller. I think he should do something about the this flux, but he is probably more interested in just pocketing the cash, which is understandable.