anyone who says this is a moron11!!1 . I mean, I agree, the book isn't actually very good, but it's at least not horrible. he's not a great writer and likes to overuse twists, so much so that it becomes predictable. his latest books have been worse though, the lost symbol was seriously bad on every level. there's a lot of actively worse crap than da vinci code. see: terry goodkind.
on the dark tower it fell apart towards the end. badly. very badly. he rushed it and it showed.
I recently read Ron Jereny's autobiography. Despite the fact that I had to wipe my hands off after each time I picked the book up because like him even the book is greasy, it was an interesting read. He has led an interesting life, to say the least.
I finished the 1st one a week or so ago, which I also recommend. The second installment continues with great zombie stories. Some are quite clever and unique, with one in particular being quite revolting.