I spoke to a 40ish woman on my Jet Blue NYC-to-Burbank about Dan Brown‘s “The DaVinci Code” (which she loved, couldn’t put down), “Angels and Demons” (an even bigger fan), Ron Howard‘s film version (really loved it) and so on. Just for fun, I showed her Anthony Lane‘s capsule review in the New Yorker (which compared The DaVinci Code to the plague). Then I asked if she’s seen, or plans to see, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. She was noncommital so I let her read David Denby’s New Yorker review (“detailed, deep-layered, vivid, and terrifying…every school, college, and church group, and everyone else beyond the sway of General Motors, ExxonMobil, and the White House should see this movie”). She read it, handed me the magazine, and said with a chuckle, her eyes dropping to her lap, “Some people aren’t comfortable hearing about this.” The curious thing, I told her, is that it’s touching and never boring. She didn’t disagree with the urgency of the Gore’s message, but we both knew what she meant when she said “people.” It seemed obvious she considered Davis Guggenheim’s film a bringer of unpleasant vibes. Are all DaVinci Code fans similarly persuaded? Obviously a simplistic read, but a voice tells me that a good portion of them probably are . People who love airport fiction usually don’t have a driving interest in history, biographies, documentaries, etc. I think we all know that…don’t we?