Oh the humanity.
Take this sample
These were the gardens in which Claude Monet had experimented with form and colour, and literally inspired the birth of the impressionist movement.
Now, aside from the fact that Claude Monet was part of the impressionist movement not an inspirer of it (as, say, Turner was); if you literally inspired a birth you would need to inhale a foetus.
The Da Vinci Code is also such a one trick pony of a novel: there's somebody chasing them so the traffic jam is meant to be exciting. There's somebody chasing them so visiting the library is meant to be exciting. There's somebody chasing them so...
Let them die.
To be fair to The Da Vinci Code, I didn't even make it halfway through. Perhaps somewhere midway it morphs into a better version of Shakespeare. I was forced to give up my reading by the demented tripe that passed for New Testament textual analysis. The only thing I learnt from the novel was that Dan Brown should probably be sent to Guantanamo.
Odd little thing, but did you know the song Guantanamera was originally about a girl from Guantanamo? You did? Oh well.
Moreover, I have just invented the greatest* cryptic crossword clue the world has ever known:
Darn Clue! (5,3,7)
A typical scene at Inky Fool Mansions
*Actual quality may vary. The manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for words uttered in whimsical excitement.