A bit too "pro" religion. But the story was ok. Easy to read. The TV movie with Mira Sorvino was really bad.
As a book published in the midst of the previous "Da Vinci Code", the plot is arguably more realistic, though you still wonder how can it be possible for merely a halfhearted anthropologist to solve all the mystery since the Crusade. It is not a bad choice to know this book in the format of audio media instead of printed pages. One probably can manage listening to it in an autopilot mode. The only caveat is there are too many corny philosophical arguments about religion and faith, and at the mean time the biggest mystery to be unraveled is not a mystery after all: it is just an inquisition of whether Jesus is the son of God, which is already the core belief that divides Judaism and Christianity and you can read a lot more scholarly, esoteric discussion beyond the text of this book. In summary, with the core controversy of the book so well known and historically debated, the book casts less appeal for those readers who are in for another expose-style conspiracy theory....Continua