this is a good book for the history and background of the priory, and the story itself. however, i think i like the movie better. it was almost too much info in the book. but it is worth reading!
The book is much better than the movie (I still love you Tom Hanks). Only thing I hate is Robert Langdon. You can tell a guy wrote it because he gets laid at the end of every book, and he's a 40-year-old, pudgy, balding university professor. Right. His earlier books are better: Deception Point, Digital Fortress, and others.
(O) "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. A great *fictional* adventure book about thousand-year-old clues, secret societies, detective work, chases, and puzzles. The book presents itself as factual, referring to supposedly-real background, but there are many, major inaccuracies. Read it just for fun, not for revelation.