Monday, March 22, 2010

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I'm a fan of The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons. I liked Digital Fortress and thought The Lost Symbol would be equally exciting.

It was the best and worst of Dan Brown. His chapters are incredibly short, some are only 2 paragraphs which makes you read more in one sitting, and they usually end in a cliff hanger.

Brown's Robert Langdon is back and this time he's racing around Washington D.C. Langdon is invited to be a guest speaker for a friend from the Smithsonian Institute but when he arrives, the adventure begins.

Taking us for a ride through the monuments and historical D.C., Brown reveals some secrets of the Masons, Christianity and other ancient religions.

Like DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons, Brown takes snippets of religious ideas and tweaks them to create a thrilling post-modern tale of codes, clues, twists and turns.

I found Angels & Demons to be more thrilling and The DaVinci Code to be more interesting, but The Lost Symbol is most certainly worth the read. Get together with friends who like to talk and debate religion and philosophy all night, and this book will be a great guide.

Love him or hate him, Dan Brown knows how to stir up controversy and keep you turning the pages.

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