Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol is the third Robert Langdon novel by Dan Brown. I'm sure you've read or know of the other two, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. I have been on the hold list for The Lost Symbol since it came out in October. So, I've been waiting quite awhile to read this. Anyway, in The Lost Symbol, Robert Langdon is summoned to Washington D.C. to crack a code (Surprise!) Along the way, Robert consorts with an old friend (sound familiar?), a female scientist (no kidding!), a demonic protagonist (creepy, bald guy!) and a cast of characters that could be good or evil (For reals?!) My point is, if you've read the other two, this one follows the exact same formula. The Lost Symbol delves into the society of Freemasonry and the secrets it holds....enter Robert and his code-cracking ways. It also pits religion against science and weaves a web between the two.

Although it may not seem like it from the above paragraph, I did enjoy The Lost Symbol. It was suspenseful and I like Brown's writing style which is jumpy but keeps you interested. The story moves. I also liked that it was set in D.C. The other two were European based and it was nice to be able to picture the places Langdon went that I've also been to. If you've never read anything by Brown, start with Da Vinci Code, but this is a close second.

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