Saturday, 9 March 2013

Review : The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol ( Robert Langdon #3 )
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Corgi Books
Publication date: July 22nd, 2010.
Format: Paperback
Genre: Adult, Mystery Thriller
Cover Source: Goodreads.

Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. 

Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. 

Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--Brown's most exciting novel yet.

A short undetailed and slightly disappointed review.

I actually like Dan Brown. I'm a fan. I love the way he wields mystery and thrill and clues and enigmas and potentially help us gain a little more knowledge about something. (In my case at least.). I haven't created a "disappointed" tag . But If I had. The Lost Symbol would go into it. If not for Katherine Solomon and that AWESOME twist at the end, I would have dropped you.

I love Robert Langdon as the protagonist of the stories. He isn't hunky or snarky or badass or even the typical hero material. But yes he uses his smarts and his deduction skills are something I love watch unfold.
The previous two books, The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons were actually much better than this one. With Angels & Demons better than the first, I obviously had my hopes up for the third installment. 
Ah well, this one was a slight let down as it was a wee bit predictable (especially Peter Solomon). More so in fact than the previous ones. I felt there were parts that dragged a bit. 
But yes redeeming qualities Katherine Solomon, bits and pieces of Mr.Langdon, second half of the book containing Malakh. Oh yes, the book picks up towards the end. Really well. It just fell short of my expectations. 
Waste of my money? Probably not. A good read? Certainly. Although fans of Dan Brown, prepare to be let down. 

Rating: 3 Quills

quill design: QioDen
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  1. I love Dan Brown. This book was wonderful. Awesome review. I followed you back on Gfc. Thanks for following

  2. I love Angels & Demons and I also like The DaVinci Code. I must agree that I was slightly disappointed by this book, but I really look forward to his upcoming book! :D


  3. I haven't read his books, but I did watched the movies. & yes, both were really good. Great review.

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