I started reading The Da Vinci Code last night. I didn't want to do it, just the hype was too overwhelming.
Only about 50 pages in. Sure, I'm compelled to keep reading, but I'm not convinced it is a modern day classic, not any more than a Stephen King or Tom Clancy. It is certainly no Borges or Calvino. Then again, very few writers can be a Borges or Calvino.
We still haven't gotten our copy of the new Harry Potter yet. Well, a slip for the package arrived in the mail, but my husband has to go get it at the post office, since it is in his name and they make you show ID and stuff here. And since the post office closes at 2, we've been s.o.l. for picking it up while he is working. It sucks. He is off this week, so we should be able to get Harry Potter goodness on Monday!