September 20, 2009

The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol  by Dan Brown

✭✭✭✭✭ (out of 5 stars)

Dan Brown sure knows how to write one hell of a book.  Addictive, fast paced, compelling and smart.  I love getting lost in his stories.  This book followed Robert Langdon on another race against the clock, to save a friends life, but this time its through the streets of DC.  I loved the history and background of this story, it brought back back so many fond memories of my time in Washington DC.  True Dan Brown style there are a couple great twists that you will not see coming.  I was a little teeny tiny disappointed in the ending (I mean, even I could figure out what was gonna happen next), but it didn't ruin the book at all.
Not my favorite of his books (I loved Angels and Demons the most), or in my opinion his best, but a great read and a very good book.  And I think it will make a great movie as well, a nice little trilogy.

Rated: I don't know...I am tired of doing this whole rating thing.  Lots of violence, creepy like.  PG-13 I guess.
Recommended:  Yes.


Caleb said...

I don't want to start anything, but:

Angels and Demons was your favorite? How could you handle the tarp parachute thing?

On a related note: I think his stories are great, but I can't stand his perpetual subtext about religion and sex. So cliche and juvenile.

But, again he writes a good yarn as long as I prepare myself.

April said...

I totally see where you are coming from...and I get it. This book in particular had a few things that annoyed me. But when I am reading I never notice it, I am so intrigued by the story it dosesn't bother me at all. I try not to take things so seriously when I read, otherwise it would be all work and no play for April.

Ha ha, and I totally forgot all about the parachute thing! Corny, but I still loved it. Also, Deception Point was awesome!

Gramps said...

I'm over half through. Page turner, as usual for Dan Brown books. Can you believe you can find on the net already if you know where to look. It may be gone by now.