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Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Review: The Lost Symbol

Title: The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Publication: 2009

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.

The book follows the same formula as Dan Brown previous novels—the hero was forced to solve some puzzles in order to save something or someone. And in this book, Robert Langdon was forced to hop into an adventure to and solve some puzzles, symbols, code or his friend, Peter Solomon will die. In this adventure, Langdon was joined by Peter's younger sister, Katherine Solomon to save Peter.

As I finished the book, I found out that I got one major problem with this book.

Once I start reading, I just can’t put it down. With the chapters ended with cliffhangers and suspense, it makes me unable to stop myself from pausing from my read. I found myself wanting to continue to read and find out what happen next. In the end, I can’t believe that I finished this book within less than a week!

Overall, I'm impressed by Dan Brown work. I have no interest in Masonic, symbols or anything like it… (thus, I can't comment much on the story line, facts, or whatsoever). But, I still found this book thrilling and entertaining—a great read to enjoy myself. Dan Brown descriptive writing is great. It almost makes me feel that I was there to witness things. Although after reading his previous reading, I found this book a bit predictable to me. But it's a great fiction!

Rating: 4/5


  1. This looks good! Solving puzzles in order to save somebody. I'll give this book a try. Thanks for sharing your review. :)

    1. I'm glad that you'll give this book a try :)



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