This is how it begins:
"Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery."
This is how Foucault's Pendulum begins:
"That was when I saw the Pendulum. The sphere, hanging from a long wire set into the ceiling of the choir, swayed back and forth with isochronal majesty."
One has a voice, the other doesn't. The best I can say is that it was better than the movie, and not the worst writing I've ever read by a longshot; oh, and that it made more sense than the movie. I still can't understand why this should have so grabbed the public's imagination.
I'm told that Angels and Demons is better but still pedantic.