Monday, March 13, 2006

Update on the Da Vinci Code lawsuit

Dan Brown comments on the plagarism accusations.

Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, told a London court Monday he had a 'passion for codes' but rejected as 'completely fanciful' accusations that he 'stole the plot' for his bestselling novel.

The 41-year-old American, who is known to be publicity-shy, spoke for the first time as a witness in the two-week trial involving his book and said he was 'astounded' by the accusations.

Having read both books I tend to agree with Brown on this. There is only a loose connection between the two in that they involve the same basic premise and use many similar arguments.

Both books explore a theory that Jesus did not die on the cross but survived and had children with Mary Magdalene, and that their descendents survive.

Maybe I missed something when I read the Da Vinci Code but I didn't read it that Jesus didn't die on the cross, just that he had children with Mary Magdalene and their descendents still survive.