I went ahead and got this book in abridged audio CD form. This book actually pretty closely resembles The Da Vinci Code in the overall narrative structure, and that is both good and bad. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you will probably like this one. But if you didn't like it, you will probably be bored by this book. Plus, Dan Brown hits many of the same targets as before, with lessening degrees of effectiveness.
I didn't think this book held up to The Da Vinci Code. The characters aren't as memorable (apart from the main bad guy and even he forcibly reminded me of the monk from DVC), and the action is muted.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
People should just read "The Tomb of God" (worldcat.org) and learn about the real-life theories that Brown ripped off ...
Santino continued his tradition of coming down to the ring, being ten times funnier and more interesting than the other guy, and then getting his ass beat. He said to Rey Rey "anyone who a wears a mask eesa either incredibly ugly, incredibly stupid or...eesa the batman!" Man, if this guy could only wrestle he'd be King Korn Karn by now. Homeslice doesn't even have a finisher. -- Matt Fowler
Can I just that Avengers: The Initiative beats out both New and Mighty Avengers in terms of quality? It's probably the best of the World War Hulk tie-ins and I'm actually really intrigued by the Black Ops Initiative.