Somehow, a copy of The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown) ended up at our house. Let's see what all the fuss is about, sez I. I kept reading, thinking that it is bound to get better. Nope. Waste of time and trees.
So it sold a hundred gazillion copies. I remember a T-Shirt slogan from way back - "Eat Sh*t - 50 Million Flies Can't Be Wrong"
I usually don't allow an awful book to do that to me -if I'm not in by the second chapter, I'll chuck it, or maybe set it aside and try it later when the planets are in a different alignment.