The DaVinci Code -- more than just a beach/airport/book club book? This Village Voice essay posits: "The Da Vinci Code...is the popular expression of a desire for a kind of meaningfulness to life that is missing for most of us." Woah! Maybe I should get off my literary high horse and read it....ooh, but wait, later on: "[It] suggests redemption without ever having the courage to destroy anything." Hmmmm....methinks this writer is possessed by the recently departed spirit of Jacques Derrida! Who, by the way, had the best...Onion headline...ever yesterday: "Jacques Derrida 'Dies.'" Hee.

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