well i know there is a whole 'nother post about this exact thing, but i am afraid if i read any further it may give it all away, or just too much.. well i am thinking about starting reading, i dont know why, ive always hated it, but what the hell, eh? so is this right: first comes Angels and Demons (is this thing any good, how long?), then comes The Da Vinci Code (i hear about this thing all the time), and that's it so far? so is there any particular amount of knowledge about religion or something in the past i should have in order to understand it (e.g. if you see Lord of the Rings 3, and not the ones before, you probably wont know what the hell is going on, and wont 'get' a bunch of stuff). so those few questions are all i ask or want, sorry to be blunt but i had one librarian ruin one of the best books ive ever read for me, and didnt realize it til the very end, so i now despise all who desire to do this.. and sorry for the novel, no pun intended.. thank you for your input.