Monday, May 3, 2010

Review of The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown
Knoph Doubleday
528 pages

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol has been all hyped up for months even years but once the hype dies down get ready to enjoy one of the best reads of the year. In Dan’s third adventure for Professor Langdon we find ourselves in Washington DC where the good professor is on a flight for his life through the sub-basement of the Capitol to some very esteemed Washington addresses to the top of the Washington Monument all the while in a fight to save the life of a friend.
Dan gives us some great new adversaries and supporters with his characters whom he is intimately acquainted with make the novel exciting and impossible to put down. The plot is original and like that other lesser know novel that he wrote is full of ciphers, codes, science and great mysteries, he draws the reader into his story by filling it full of fact along with the fiction. He gives Professor Langdon another shot at romance with the enigmatic Dr. Katherine Solomon, does it succeed, well you’ll just have to read it to find out. His dialogue is fast paced and exhilarating and takes the reader at top speed through these 509 pages of nail biting, heart thumping excitement.
Mr. Brown does not disappoint with The Lost Symbol, he gives his fan’s just what they’ve been waiting for so long. So to all the so called “experts” who have pooh-poohed this novel even before publication I say you must not have read the same novel as I did. But find out for yourselves, don’t let “them” tell you what to read and what to like. Read the book and I promise you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Debbie - I've had this book on my TBR pile for months now and I'm excited to read it. I love how Mr. Brown can create a mystery through codes and ciphers and how the mystery is slow unveiled. He creates such tension and dynamics that I'm usually speed reading to solve the elaborate and creative puzzles he creates.

  2. Hi Debbie - I read The Lost Symbol when it first came out and I liked it a lot. I think it's going to make a really good movie - I mentioned this, at the time, on the BN Book Club and immediately everyone started casting the roles! It was lots of fun. The only thing that bothered me a little about the book, was I think it was a little bit too long. He got a little wordy at the end. But all in all I really liked it. Happy Reading...


  3. Marisa, I'm shocked that you haven't read it yet. Well get a move on girl.
    I think you'll love it

  4. Anne, I think I was the first one at the library to get my copy, I pre-ordered it through our web-site months in advance.
    I didn't think it was too long, but you're right it did get a little wordy at the end. It was like he was saying, okay I can make it to this word count.