I have read all of dan brown's books and he facinates me with the use of conspiracy theories involving the church. I really liked the book and was not disappointed at all. However, I knew what to expect. A lot of twists that keep you trying to guess who the bad guy really is. At the end of reading it even though i felt very satisfied with my time spent with the book, I couldn't pinpoint anything original to his writing or even to the actual story. To me it seemed like another episode of a very interesting series.