Have you noticed that Dan Brown has attracted a hoard of imitators in the wake of the runaway success of the DaVinci Code? The Omega Scroll is the latest I’ve come across but for a comprehensive list of anti-church conspiracy thriller novels why not check out the Speculative Catholic. I particularly liked his last one:
The Fifth Gospel: by David Alexander. “The Catholic Church has kept the immortal Risen Christ prisoner in a dungeon beneath the Vatican for 2,000 years. This last is a masterpiece of anti-Catholicism, so over the top that I’m still not certain that it isn’t a satire of the genre.”
In my darker moments Ive pondered whether I should circulate a conspiracy theory about conspiracy theorists, starting with Holy Blood Holy Grail authors Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln . I’ve always held back though because not enough people recognize satire when they see it. Anyway The Fifth Gospel gets my mind ticking. That reminds me, I must finish reading Foucault’s Pendulum some day.