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Just take a look at all the books that were released shortly after The Da Vinci Code to cash in and you'll find a lot of similar ones! In all seriousness though, I actually enjoyed a book by John Case called The Genesis Code. The protagonist is a revenge driven ex-FBI guy called Joe Lassiter. The cause is the death of his sister and nephew at the hands of some religious nuts. Joe keeps digging until he discovers that the Vatican is somehow involved in the murders in an attempt to cover up something that they want to keep buried. It begins with Joe wanting to get revenge for the death of his sister, but spirals into a whole conspiracy theory that stretches across the globe. The Genesis Code is one of those kind of far fetched books that are nonetheless entertaining to read on a long flight, which is exactly how I would classify The Da Vinci Code.
This is probably too old for you, but I really enjoyed the Skylark series by E. E. Smith. It's a space opera that was first published back in the nineteen twenties in a science fiction magazine called Amazing Stories and then continued in novels until the sixties I believe. Back then these stories were amazing as they were almost like a western that was set in space, but like I said, they might be a little too old fashioned for younger readers who want blood and gore and sex and swearing in their books.
Just about any movies that involves more action than dialog inevitably comes across as more entertaining on the big screen compared to the pages of a book. I would definitely say that all the James Bond movies are more thrilling than the Ian Fleming books, especially the ones starring Daniel Craig. Full Metal Jacket is another one I would include, but then again the film was directed by Kubric, so it is hardly a surprise that it surpasses "The Short-Timers," which is the 1979 novel by Gustav Hasford on which it was based. Even the book, The last of the Mohicans, which is a great historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, turned into an even greater 1992 film by Michael Mann starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Dan Brown without a doubt. You know an author is controversial when the Catholic church wants to boycott their novel and other authors take turns to insult it. Brown is not a spectacular writer, but he knows how to tells an interesting story that keeps reader turning the pages. I know a lot of critics felt that The Da Vinci Code was a terrible novel, but nobody can dispute what a cultural phenomena it became. As an aspiring writer myself it gives me hope that I could one day write something that will entertain people that much. Personally, I find the stuff written by Brown to be much more entertaining than say the massive books written by so called "masters" that are barely readable.
This is probably not going to help you as everyone knows the books, but the only lighthearted science fiction that I know is the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams. These books are extremely funny, but they contain a good dose of science fiction too as it involves our planet getting demolished by aliens to make way for a hyperspace bypass. The only survivor is a man named Arthur Dent who goes on all kinds of adventures around the galaxy after being rescued by an alien.