The De Villiers Code (a South African take-off of The Da Vinci Code) by comic writer, Tom Eaton, begins with the wonderful words:
At least two thousand people believe that the Earth is flat.
Five million people believe that they have been abducted by aliens.
Twenty million people have bought The Da Vinci Code.
All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate. Entirely fictitious, but accurate.
It goes downhill from here … which is part of its allure!
4 October 2006