Terry Watkins begans an in-depth article on the Da Vinci Code with these words: "The success of the Da Vinci Code is astonishing even among today?s global marketing machine. It is the fastest-selling adult book in history, staying on the prestigious New York Times best-seller list for an amazing 163 weeks ? with no end in site. It has sold over 50 million copies (and ri$ing); been translated into 44 languages; been lavishly covered by every media vehicle on the planet. On May 19. 2006, a major movie opens on The Da Vinci Code, directed by premier director Ron Howard (Opie from the Andy Griffith Show), and featuring mega-star Tom Hanks." You can go and read the article.