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The Lost Symbol

113 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Dan Brown.

The Lost Symbol, developed under the working title The Solomon Key, is a 2009 novel by American writer Dan Brown. It is a thriller set in Washington, D.C., after the events of The Da Vinci Code.      Released on September 15, 2009, … see full wiki

Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Doubleday Books
34 reviews about The Lost Symbol
review by . November 14, 2009
Ok, it would have been hard to just flat-out ignore Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol after The Da Vinci Code was so popular. I wasn't one of the ones who had to read it immediately, so I put myself on the hold list at the library to get it whenever I got to the top. After finishing the book, my overall reaction is... meh. It's mildly entertaining, and I was interested to see how it would end. But it seemed to repeat the same scene formula over and over. In addition, it could have been at least a third …
review by . November 02, 2009
Dan Brown knows how to take characters and put them into a desparate situation so the reader has to keep turning the pages. I completed THE LOST SYMBOL last night and found it a satisfying reading experience.     It was not the best piece of fiction that I've read this year but it was certainly worth reading.
review by . November 05, 2009
This mega-bestseller has unfortunately and unfairly received mixed reviews. The reactions posted on Amazon reflect the response. About 1500 people, an astounding number, expressed their opinions in an almost evenly divided manner; close to the same number of people gave 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 stars, although 503 handed the higher four or five stars, 686 offered the novel only one or two stars.     Why did so many people have problems with this book? Apparently people focused on matters …
Quick Tip by . October 19, 2009
The Lost Symbol is a formulaic Dan Brown novel. Just enough fact mixed in with fiction to create an interesting backstory. Good summer read.
review by . September 19, 2009
"That Dan Brown," I thought to myself several times as I read this book. "What an imagination."    Credit where it is due. Dan Brown has a singular ability to take a great many likely very unrelated things and use them to authoritatively build a construct where none should exist. He managed to create a cute little Path of Illumination in "Angels and Demons" and a Grail conspiracy in "The da Vinci Code" (where he somehow never got around to mentioning that Grail stories don't …
review by . September 23, 2009
I am listening to the audio version of this book - simply because I am in the middle of reading another large book and I can listen to the book at work rather than music. I am perplexed at the 2 and 3 star ratings that this seems to be receiving. This is a highly entertaing book. Formulaic? Yes, a bit.Sort of so-so in parts? Yes, it is. When I read historical fiction I read it because I love it and because I make a game a game out of checking the historical facts to the novel. When I read a novel, …
review by . September 22, 2009
*Simply a review of why I liked it, not another rehashing of the story*    I truly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of Dan Brown because he knows how to TELL a story. I could care less about the controversy he imbues, what religious group he's pissed off, or what he may or may not believe. Do his stories deserve my attention? Can his stories keep my attention? Will I remember his stories after I'm done reading his stories? My answer to all three is 'yes'. Yeah, I admit... I got caught …
review by . September 20, 2009
What consists of about 500+pages of puzzles, conspiracy theories, secret society initiations, hidden Freemason knowledge and the pairing of quantum physics with the New Age (or Old Age) theory of a universal consciousness? The new Dan Brown blockbuster, of course.    After a successful run, or should I say chase, down the streets of Rome in Angels & Demons - Movie Tie-In: A Novel and Paris in "The Da Vinci Code," Brown brings the action across the pond to the new world--the shining …
review by . September 15, 2009
In The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown uses the proven formula that brought him so much success in The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, once again sets his wits against a mysterious and murderous foe, solving puzzles of history, art and the occult, in the company of a beautiful female companion. They race against time to find a mysterious object and rescue a kidnapped friend. Along the way we hear all about arcane subjects as diverse as Freemasonry, symbology, noetics, and the …
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