Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Goodreads: 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 receipient 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.

Kritters Thoughts: What a ride! I read The DaVinci Code and could never get into Angels & Demons, but this one sucked me in. I believe I was able to dive in fast because I could easily picture where each moment was taking place - love when I live around the corner from the story.

Thank goodness for a rainy day alone at the house with the pup - after 300 pages read in one day I had a hard time going to work on Monday with it unfinished.

Taking place all over Washington, D.C. this book takes you behind the scenes of the Masonic traditions that lie in the center of the founding of our country. I live right around the corner from the HUGE masonic temple in Alexandria, VA - sometimes I know where I am due to where I am in regards to it. The boy has some friends who are Masons, it has taken everything in me to sit and quiz them on the accuracy of this book.

A read I would recommend to young, old, male or female. I would definitely pass it along to those who live near me and know where all the events are taking place.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 509

GR July - Sept Challenge: Where in the World (D for D.C.)


  1. I did like this book but somehow felt let down. Perhaps it was the anticipation that had built up. Dunno, but I just felt it was ok.

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

  2. This one is on my TBR shelf. I enjoyed DaVinci Code and I really liked Angels & Demons. This one sounds like it would be a very good way to spend Labor Day weekend.


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