One of the stories I have in mind to write is what could broadly be described as a pastiche/parody of the "religious artifact blockbuster" (in which category I noticed another entry last week; given my interest in the Turin Shroud, it's tempting...but anyway, I digress). I notice that over this coming weekend one of the TV channels (either Ch4 or Ch5) is showing The granddaddy of them all, The Da Vinci Code*. So I'm thinking...should I set Ye Olde Skye+ Boxe+ to record it? Of course, it would then mean watching the blasted thing for research, but OTOH I won't have to actually buy the DVD or, even worse, buy the book and read that...
*Dan Brown's lawyers have advised us that Holy Blood, Holy Grail, is not in anyway related to The Da Vinci Code, absolutely not, nosirree.
PS: Oh, wonderful! On the wikipedia entry for The Da Vinci Code, there's a reference to Stephen Fry's description of it as "arse gravy of the worst kind". Bless. I do adore Stephen Fry. :-)