May 28, 2010

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Released:  September 15th 2009
Hardback, 509 pages

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The Lost Symbol begins with an ancient ritual, a shadowy enclave, and of course, a secret. Readers know they are in Dan Brown territory when, by the end of the first chapter, a secret within a secret is revealed. To tell too much would ruin the fun of reading this delicious thriller, so you will find no spoilers here. Suffice it to say that as with many series featuring a recurring character, there is a bit of a formula at work (one that fans will love). Again, brilliant Harvard professor Robert Langdon finds himself in a predicament that requires his vast knowledge of symbology and superior problem-solving skills to save the day. The setting, unlike other Robert Langdon novels, is stateside, and in Brown's hands Washington D.C. is as fascinating as Paris or Vatican City (note to the D.C. tourism board: get your "Lost Symbol" tour in order). And, as with other Dan Brown books, the pace is relentless, the revelations many, and there is an endless parade of intriguing factoids that will make you feel like you are spending the afternoon with Robert Langdon and the guys from Mythbusters.


Reviewed by Jesse V.

This was one hell of a book! Dan Brown takes you on an adventure filled thrill ride through Washington D.C, his combination of history and fiction are so well weaved together, it’s just awesome! Robert Langdon get’s a unexpected phone call from a man who claims to be the assistant of his good friend and mentor Peter Solomon, asking him to speak at the U.S Capitol Building. Once he arrives at the Capitol Building it’s clear he wouldn’t be giving a speech that night, instead he is forced to find his friend Peter Solomon who has been viciously kidnapped by a devious and almost a inextinguishable pychopath. Hidden chambers in the basement of the U.S Capitol Building, Masonic riturals and secrets, art with hidden clues, resurrections, and a smart and sophisticated woman, what more can a guy ask for in a book. I really like that this book was well reaserched, from the art and it’s history to the role the Freemasions played in building our capitol. I don’t read or have read many books but this was the first book ever to really hold my interest from cover to cover, so for that…… Hell of a job Mr. Brown!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent. I'm really not sure why I haven't read it yet.


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