Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Lost Symbol

I got this book for my dad for Christmas so I could read it. I am finally getting around to it. I started it yesterday. It's just now getting good.

From the inside cover:

"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."

Sounds a lot like all his other books. And so far it is. But then again, like his other books, it makes for a pretty interesting story. I have always been really curious about the Masons and I'm learning a lot by reading this book. I have to keep the computer handy whenever I read this book to stop and check to see if the things he talks about actually exist -- and so far, yes.

If you liked The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, then you'll like this book because it is a lot like the previous two. Okay, so maybe its pretty much the same story just the setting and details are different. But what did you expect from a Robert Langdon book?

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