Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

For those that haven't read The DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol is the third book by Dan Brown that features a character named Robert Langdon. Langdon is a Harvard Symbologist that manages time and time again to get himself wrapped up in adventures having to do with symbolic conspiracies involving science and religion.


In this book, Robert is called the the U.S. Capitol Building to deliver an evening lecture. However, when he arrives he finds that he has been set up and is given a bizarre invitation that is riddled with symbols that are supposed to lead him on a journey to discover one single, inconceivable truth.

I have to say that I was majorly excited for this book. I read The DaVinci Code first and LOVED the book. I seriously could not get to the end fast enough. Then I read Angels and Demons. I didn't like it so much the first time around but the second time I found that I loved it nearly as much as The DaVinci Code.

As for The Lost Symbol, I have to wonder if maybe I need to read it again. Yes, it had all the amazing things that the other books had. However, I felt almost as though I was rereading the entire scenario only this time is was set in Washington D.C. instead of Rome or Paris. While I love all the crazy conspiracy concerning religion and science I also felt like Robert Langdon was going through the same ol' motions as usual.

However, again, I have to wonder if maybe I'm comparing the book a little too much to the previous two Robert Langdon novels. I will say that it was a good, fun read and I would recommend it. Just don't be like me and measure it up to the previous novels!

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5 wonderful thoughts:

Ang

I'm currently reading The Lost Symbol and I'm anxious to get through it, though it hasn't captured my interest as quickly as the other two. I read A&D first, and got through it faster than any book I've ever read; I loved it! The DaVinci Code was good, imo, but I wasn't grabbed by it to whip through it like A&D. I've also read the other Dan Brown novels and have enjoyed them as well (if you're looking for a new one).

Thanks for not ruining the ending on this one! I'll try not to compare too much!

Mara

I've heard a lot about this book. I haven't read the others but maybe I should!

Split Rock Ranch

Have you read The Secret yet? Or watched the DVD of The Secret? Or watched "What the Bleep Do We Know"? Or Dr. Masaru Emoto's "The Hidden Messages of Water". Or any of the Abraham/Hicks works? If you haven't, any of these will give you a better idea of what Dan Brown in talking about in "The Lost Symbol".

Krysten Hartenstein

I have not read or seen ANY of those but maybe I should! Thanks for the suggestion!!

Domestic Goddess

this book is on my "maybe" list...i read angels and demons and part of the davinci code. the angels and demons movie is pretty good but sorta long.
maybe i'll have to check this one out!