Monday, February 27, 2006

Speaking of The Da Vinci Code

Off the news wire:

"The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown was accused in Britain's High Court on Monday of taking material for his blockbuster conspiracy thriller from a 1982 book about the Holy Grail....

Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, authors of "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," sued Random House, which also published their book. Random House denies the claim.

Baigent and Leigh claim Brown appropriated their ideas and themes in writing his book, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its 2003 publication.

Both books hinge on the theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and they had a child, and that blood line survives to this day.
I wonder if anyone got the irony of this line:

Jonathan Baldwin, representing Random House, said Baigent and Leigh were making "wild allegations."
You can't make up this stuff.

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