Friday, October 2, 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The book's story takes place over a period of 12 hours in Washington D.C., with a focus on Freemasonry. Langdon is summoned to Washington by his mentor, a Mason named Peter Solomon. When Solomon goes missing and a ghastly clue is left, Langdon is sent on a rapid chase through the concealed passages of the city. He joins forces with Solomon's daughter, Noetic scientist Dr. Katherine Solomon, while matching wits with a tattooed and brilliant villain who is in search of an ancient source of power (from the publisher).
I wondered whether this would live up to its predecessors. It either would or it wouldn't. And (for me anyway) it hasn't quite made it, even with the twist at the end. Brown apparently spent 5 years getting together research for this book, which is evident in the story, but it seems too much back information and explanation is interrupting what should be a fast paced story. Just didn't grab me the way some of his other books have.
Rating - I give this 3/5 Hmmm...
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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