If you ask me, I think Dan Brown (the author) and Da Vinci Code is overrated. His earlier book Angels and Demons follow the same pattern. Nonetheless, a nice and quick read that will bring you some reading pleasure and will not disappoint. Overrated though.
Remember the first John Grisham book, The Firm? Pretty good book. Then you read his next book (The Chamber, A Time to Kill, etc etc) and you find a pattern: more of the same.
Anyway, since being admitted to MIT, strange things have happened:
1. less work, less desire to work
2. way too much free time
3. notice people around me
4. notice things around me
5. more time to think about family
6. more time to think about Alan especially
7. reflections on my life and life in general