Monday, October 5, 2009

The Lost Symbol

by Dan Brown

Robert Langdon is asked by a friend to come to Washington, D.C. to deliver a lecture at the U.S. Capitol Building. Once he arrives, Robert realizes things aren't as they should be and he is once again dragged into a race against the clock to solve a puzzle that is life or death.

I did enjoy this book but not as much as the other two Robert Langdon novels. I found this one to be a little strange. The other two have their odd moments as well but I was able to get past them. This one was harder to get past. It has a lot to do with the Masons and a field of science called noetics and I had a hard time grasping either one. They are both filled with some very odd things and although Brown does his best to explain them they still came across as very bizarre for me.

Although I had a hard time with some of the context of the book I still enjoyed it and it was a page turner with only the middle of the book being a little slow. Brown definitely does his research and I enjoyed learning new information about a city I have visited. I liked that I could actually picture where he was and what he was looking at. Something I couldn't do in the other novels. I just wish he would have involved the city more like he did in the previous two novels.

All in all, it was a pretty entertaining book.

3 stars


Lula O said...

It's funny, almost all reviews I've seen of this have said almost the same thing. It's good, but not that good. Too bad. What about the albino though? No albino in this one? What form did the albino take?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the fair review. I've gotten mixed feedback about this one.

Mandy said...

Lula, a man covered head to toe in tattoos.

StephanieD - Thanks, it was a hard book to review. It is hard for me to explain what I didn't like about it. And even when I say that I still thought about it and wanted to sit down and read it all the time. That's what makes it hard to review, I liked it, but didn't. Doesn't make any sense... :)

Lula O said...

Completely covered with tattoos? Every square inch of him?