Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Lost Symbol

I finished! This book took me a full two weeks and I am disappointed in myself, I could of read this in about 3 days but I have been so busy lately it took me longer. This plot was so complex I will let Dan Brown explain the jest to you..... ( you can also click on the picture above to be directed to his website)
In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling--a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths... all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist--is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations--all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.


As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for... his most thrilling novel yet.
So there you have it now for my take...........
It is hard reading any book that you have waited a year or more to come out so I had HUGE expectations and you know what? This book is exactly what I expected exciting, intense, complex, daring and thought provoking. I will tell you that I feel like I need to read it again to fully grasp everything that happened I know I missed something within the 127 chapters. I already am looking forward to when they make this into a movie I think this will be amazing and I will be first in line. The thing that sets this book apart from the others more so is how daring and raw it was, this book pushed the boundaries even more than the others did at least I feel that way. This book was also filled with some huge twists I did not see coming and some amazing events that I have since googled to find out if there is in fact truth behind them. (there is) And isn't that a sign of a good book when it leaves you thinking and wanting more? I recommend this book if you like the whole religion/political thrillers or if you have enjoyed Dan Brown's past books I think you will enjoy this. I give this book two thumbs up!!! Comment me if you have read this with your thoughts!!!

2 comments:

Becky said...

I might give it a try, but my list to read is huge right now, so it won't be anytime soon.

Kelly said...

Great review...you've almost got me sold on this series, it's just a huge time commitment for me. Ha! Oh, and WHY isn't this on the SS blog? Get it on there!!!!!!

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