I started reading it last week, but I only made it through the second sentence. Here is why:
"The secret is how to die.
Since the beginning of time, the secret had always been how to die" (3).
That is a direct quote, folks: the first two sentences of the book.
"Since the beginning of time"...come on, Dan Brown, you're a professional novelist! You can do better than a college freshman!
Call me picky, but that's why I stopped reading the book. I couldn't get past those lame first sentences. Besides, I still need to finish the fourth Twilight novel.
Better luck next time, Mr. Brown.
(Also, just in case anyone was wondering, I didn't buy the book. I checked it out of the library using one of those handy self-check-out machine that make it possible for you to check out any book, DVD, or CD without worrying about whether or not the librarian is judging you.)