Thursday, September 24, 2009

Book Review- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol is very similar to The Da Vinci Code. It's just a different city (Washington D.C. instead of Paris), a different girl (not a granddaughter but a sister this time), different secret society (The Freemasons) and a different creepy antagonist (not an albino). The entire book takes place over one busy night of reading symbols and breaking codes throughout D.C. so the story is definitely fast paced and exciting most of the time. Each short chapter ends with a cliffhanger which makes you need to continue.

By the amount of time it took me to finish The Lost Symbol,though, I would have to say that it didn't capture my interest quite as much as The Da Vinci Code. When I read it, I couldn't put the book down and read it over a couple days. This one took me a week. It was, however, interesting enough to keep reading to the end. The history of the Freemasons and the founding of our country was compelling. I love conspiracy theories and reading about secret societies so that part was fun.

Yes, the book is formulaic and yes, I figured out the bad guy's secret pretty early on but it was still fun to read and see if I was right.




  1. I loved The DaVinci Code, but I have not been interested in reading this one. I just don't think you can stop the previous one.

  2. I know at least two people dying to read this new book - guys, one interested in religion, and the other in politics. Hope they enjoy the book! I might give it a try since I'm curious about the topic too. Nice review.

  3. I am dying to read this one. I heard I am getting it for my BD from my son. :)

  4. This seems like one of those books that the opinions will vary.. I noticed Marcia/Printed Page loved it. (I'll wait for the softcover:)

    I did enjoy your review Mari; love honest reviews.

  5. I really liked DC and Angels & Demons, so I'm guessing that I'll like this one as well. Your review was great!

  6. I actually have no interest in reading this, but I am still reading the reviews! They might change my mind...

  7. It is a fun read. Entertaining, definitely. A must read for those who enjoy suspense thrillers. I would wait for the paperback or get it from the library. I should have too. :)


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