Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Travel Guide for Fans of "The Da Vinci Code"

You just knew someone had to do it, right? Someone was going to find yet another way to make some money off of the DVC ("The Da Vinci Code") phenomenon. This time, instead of trying to hawk new theories, or bust Dan Brown in fallacies, someone (Fodor's, to be precise) has assembled a travel guide to help you track down all the wonderful sites mentioned in the bestselling novel. Fodor's Guide to the Da Vinci Code: On the Trail of the Bestselling Novel (Fodor's Travel Publications; edited by Jennifer Paull and Christopher Culwell) has a list price of $14.95 and is promoted as a book that 'delves deep into the locations, people, historic events, and landmarks that populate the gripping thriller that has captivated the masses.' The book features:
  • Photographs of related artwork and key story locales
  • A travel section featuring unique suggestions on where to go, stay, and eat for Da Vinci Code disciples who want to take the ultimate self-guided tour
  • City maps and floor plans
Want to check it out? Borders has an excerpt from the book about Rosslyn Chapel. The excerpt includes some nice photos:
Rosslyn Chapel exterior
I don't know if I'll buy it, but I wouldn't turn down a copy ... that is, y'know, if someone wanted to send me a small gift. Maybe ask me to review it. (But, hey, no pressure!)
Now that Fodor is on the case, how long before before there is a backpacker's guide to "The Da Vinci Code" sites from Lonely Planet?

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