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I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s books and while there are times where you tell yourself “that would never happen in real life,” his writing style is so addictive that once you start reading his books, you will have a hard time putting them down. He reached his creative plateau with the uber-mega-million-selling The DaVinci Code, and with The Lost Symbol, it’s definitely all downhill from here. The Lost Symbol is the 3rd Robert Langdon story and after reading this drudge, I hope it’s the last. Robert Langdon is not as durable of a character as someone like Indiana Jones (though when you read the description of the character, he is way more Harrison Ford than Tom Hanks). Dan Brown sets out to convince the readers that Washington DC is full of backstabbing and secrets and underneath the facade, there are many conspiracies that are the premise of the world we live in today. That’s no shock. Luckily he has mastered the art of closing every chapter with “He never would have expected what was waiting for him behind that door,” before not addressing the “thing” for another 2 chapters, leaving the reader dying to know more. I won’t ruin the plot for you, because when you read this book, the author will ruin it for you. On a scale of A to G, the book gets a C-, according2g.
Did you read it? What did you think?