I went shopping for The Celestine Prophecy which Hanyi mentioned. Two Popular, one MPH and two shopping malls. None of them have the book. 🙁
But guess what? I am so, so amused with the herd mentality of our local Malaysian readers! And bookstores. Fulamak, don’t they have any other books to read? Every shops sell Da Vinci Code everything. Even a book on the author behind the Da Vinci Code. Siah ah? What’s so great about Dan Brown?
Then hor, these bookstores have turned into Salvation or Gladsound (those dusty bookshops hidden in obscure corner selling books on Christianity?). They have every kind of books like ‘The woman with the alabaster jar’, The Genesis Code, The Judas Code, The Chisin Code, The Mary Madgadelene Code, The 38 Code, The Tax Collectors Code, The Herd Mentality no brainers Code, yadda yadda yadda.
But I do see a little flicker of light. Someone must have a great sense of humour. There are Bibles on sale too. King James Version, New International Version, Gideon, Mormon…..
(ok, I made up some of the above titles, obviously)
May the herds of followers find their lights while browsing through the Codes and Bibles. I have faith….The Lord is my Shepherd. Right?
Guess what? Even the Uncle Ho (pirate) DVD shops are selling movies related to Christianity and pushing them to us. BTW, most of Uncle Ho shops are going to close tomorrow until the authority cools down. Too bad if you didn’t get your stock. (Those selling PC softwares already tutup kedai.)
In closing, I do support the various churches in standing up to clear the mess caused by The Da Vinci Code mania. Especially the Roman Catholic church with their website – Jesus Decoded. It is their obligations. Hollywood is very powerful and they cannot just keep quiet and say, ‘Heck, it is just a fiction book!’. They merely explain, not refute or retaliate. Like I said in someone’s blog the other day, If someone suddenly accuse your father has a bastard daughter, will you just grin and say, ‘It is just a book!’ ?
Sigh….I wish we have Borders and whatnots giant bookshops here. We don’t even have Times anymore!