Audax67 wrote:They are there to provide plot material for novelists with low, conspiracy-mongering minds (see under Dan Brown).
Aha - that's an author whose output has escaped me - for now and hopefully for evermore!
Kate Mosse (not to be confused with Kate Moss)
, on the other hand, does quite a decent series of thrillers. The jumping about between time-periods can get a bit confusing, and I can't quite get my head around the 600-year-old bloke who features in some of the stories - but apart from that they're fine. OK there's a bit of messing around with tarot cards* and the like, but you're not called upon to believe
any of that stuff...
: I don't know much about tarot, but I know one of the cards is a "tower struck by lightning". Portentous?
Books and films are often a "different" aspect. Some will bring back memories, others can annoy or inform when you see locations that you know
I have been to places that I recognise in films, and also used them as "themes" for tours.
For instance, when I did the LOchs and Glens (South) I detoured around the "Wicker Man" film locations.
When I watched GoT there are parts of Iceland I recognise, and so on.
Films can also ruin a site. I visited and spent some time in a small church called Rosslyn Chapel. It was small, peaceful and magnificent, I went back a few years later (after the DaVinci Code) and it has become another stop on coach tours, overcrowded, noisy and a far cry from my memory