da vinci code
With the upcoming da Vinci Code movie starring Tom Hanks, you can bet there will be a big revival of the da Vinci craze. Apart from being unblushingly anti-Catholic in some of his books, Brown spins a very good tale. Problem is, people start believing it's all really true, when Brown is making a lot of the story up from whole cloth. That would be called fiction, and it's a popular genre.