The Lost SymbolDan Brown

The Lost Symbol

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Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His plans are interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom.

When his mentor Peter Solomon—a long-standing Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth ... all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date.

The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) Book Reviews

EntertainingQuick and easy read... With a few good curve balls. Brown's pacing is great,and while I would hardly call his characters "deep" or "well-rounded" Lost Symbol is enjoyable. While Brown isn't the intellectual challenge of Arturo Perez-Reverte or Carlos Ruiz Zafón he does squeeze the esoteric for as much mileage as anyone out there. Angels and Demon and Da Vinci Code dealt with the Catholic Church and their esoterica, this one is all American Founders Masonic connections. Right wing nut jobs would boil over if they paid attention to the idea that the countries great minds were more about the universal truths than about Christianity. The novel does make we want to go see some of the amazing features of our Capital city. Overall, Brown has produced another quick read that at least gets the brain thinking about some challenging ideas while keeping a steady rate of twists and turns..Score: 3/5

The Lost SymbolThe book is loaded with very important information. However the plot is along the same lines as the other two books and the story drags on unnecessarily. The prose is somewhat primitive and the whole story could have been compressed into half the size in my humble opinion, and I am far from an authority on English literature. I would have preferred to see this story told in the style of George Orwell. However Dan Brown has obviously done a tremendous amount of research and for that we should thank him. I certainly hope all this information that he has so painstakingly brought to light for the public does not go to waste and will lead to more awareness and gratitude..Score: 4/5

Don't bother3/4 was interesting but just ok. Ending was extremely disappointing..Score: 2/5

Fascinating read but a bit boringAll the lore, history, and talk about Noetics was very fascinating, but the writing was a bit dry and boring in parts. Started out well, but the "big reveal" was a tad obvious. After reading "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" this was a bit of a let down..Score: 3/5

PredictableIf you've read any of his other books, you can guess what's going to happen. Very formulaic. Also, I find that he needs to explain a lot of these obscure historical facts and theories and it kind of detracts from the story. Not sure if it's really necessary..Score: 3/5

DisappointingWhile well-written, the plot is too thin - and overburdened with technical details. Brown should focus more on the story and less on the history lesson. While I loved DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons, this one was weak - I don't recommend it..Score: 3/5

Once again...Another amazing book. The narrative lured me into the story, and I found myself saying, "ok, one more chapter and then I'll go to sleep." I don't want to reveal details, because it'd ruin your reading, but definitely check this one out. You won't be disappointed..Score: 5/5

Captivating read until the endMost of the book is very good with an enthralling storyline that holds your interest. The last 70 or 80 pages are a philosophical ramble that doesn’t make much sense. The book seems to lose its train of thought or maybe just spends too much time proselytizing the author’s theory on the human mind and its Potential to transform man into God..Score: 4/5

Great Read!!!!Easy to read and follow. Very informative and interesting. I recommend reading this book!.Score: 4/5

Repetitive crapExactly copied all plot elements and ideas from DaVinci Code like following a checklist. Last one,sold a trillion copies so write exactly the same book just change locales and theology of bad guys..Score: 1/5

My favorite of the series!Dan Brown may reuse the plot and storyline in each novel. But it's an exciting storyline! And if you're like me, then you appreciate the amount of research and information presented in each page of his work. I realize they're not historically accountable, but they contribute to an important discussion that I think are invaluable today!.Score: 5/5

Great, then ugh.This book was wonderful almost all the way to egg end, but then... It happened. I found myself in a righteous and religious confused lack of fact fest. It seemed that he was shoving ideas in my head. He didn’t have to do this. The Lost Symbol was ruined for me. His worst book by far..Score: 3/5

Amazing bookOne of the best books I've read. Could not put it down from the very first chapter. What starts as a simple tale takes u on a wild yet deep historical ride..Score: 5/5

The Lost SymbolThis book was amazing!!! It had, by far, the BIGGEST plot twist i have ever experienced in my life and it made me speechless!! It was 100% worth it.Score: 5/5

AwesomeCouldn't put it down... Love dan brown!.Score: 5/5

The Lost SymbolA very thought provoking work written in typical Dan Brown style. Those who feel they have "faith" but don't necessarily believe in man's current collective interpretation of "organized religion" will find it particularly enlightening..Score: 5/5

Best Book in the SeriesI thought I didn’t remember much of this book, but once I got going, it all started coming back to me. The book is so good, and part of that is this time around Langdon is fighting for friends, people he actually has relationships with and knew before the events of the book. That might make this book the best one in the series (although, admittedly, I haven’t read Origin yet)..Score: 5/5

Mind blowingLike always Brown did not disappoint. This book will have you deep thinking like never before. Another mind trip, deep and meaningful.I was seeing through Langdons eyes and re thinking all I know..Score: 5/5

Great!A very fitting chapter in the Robert Langdon series. Easy to read and as always leaves you turning to google to research all the (factual) tangents contained within..Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it down!!Couldn't put it down!!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeGreat book. Held my interest even more than the first two and that is saying a lot. Can't wait for his new book..Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it down!Great! Quick read! Going to read Inferno now, because I can't put a Dan book down!.Score: 5/5

Another great read from Dan BrownIt was supposed to be my reading book for my upcoming spring vacation. I looked inside to get a feel for it, three days after that peek I have finished way, before my actual vacation. Now, I have nothing to read during my vacation. It was as interesting as always..Score: 5/5

Great for 3/4 then a huge letdownThe first 3/4 of this book was very good, and it felt as if this was another DaVinci Code, but then Brown got to the climax of the story and had nothing. So the ending is just a big cop out that completely contradicts everything that the story told about the Masons and the entire story up to this point with a big nothing. No secrets, no point, nothing. It then ends with a chapter of pointless ramblings that have little to do with the story. I'll be hard pressed to read another one of his books..Score: 2/5

The Lost SymbolThis was a fantastic read,I couldn't,put it down.Dan Brown is an exceptional writer.Score: 5/5

The Lost SymbolExcellent read! A surprising page turner. Many twists and turns that keep you guessing clear through to the end of the book. Very thought provoking. Sheds a light of "Hope" for all of us to grasp onto!.Score: 5/5

The lost symbolAwesome book! I loved this one the best out of all three!.Score: 5/5

The lost symbolJust one word: Amazing!!!.Score: 5/5

The Lost SymbolAwesome!!!.Score: 5/5

Incredible seriesOne of the greatest book series of the century for sure..Score: 5/5

Misogynistic and too many errorsOf course a fantastical work of fiction will be, well, fiction, but it should at least be accurate when describing a real place. You can’t see the Jefferson from Memorial Bridge, you can’t go South on 15th St, and so many more! Also, the book quietly drives home the point that the world’s greatest knowledge is accessible to and preserved by MEN through exclusively male institutions (Masons, the church for so long, lists of only male scientists, philosophers, etc). Finally, the “threat” driving so much of the plot is weak at best, and that’s where Brown finally lost me. **spoiler alert** Protecting a bunch of privileged mostly white men, in my mind, is not a national security issue..Score: 2/5

The lost symbolGreat great book inspirational..Score: 5/5

Lost SymbolThis book is TOTALLY awesome!!!.Score: 5/5

Awesome read!Living in DC and reading this has been a pleasure. Highly recommend!.Score: 5/5

GeniusDan Brown does it again. I've read all of his books which are all great, but The Lost Symbol is his best work yet. A definite must read..Score: 5/5

I'll read this many times againAfter the third read of this book since it's publication I'm reminded of its message; wisdom is revealed to those open and ready to hear it. What a great fictional account of something we should all grasp. Bravo Dan Brown..Score: 5/5

Could have been betterOverall, The book was good. The ending is why I dropped a star. It was very anti- climactic..Score: 4/5

Food for "THOUGHT"It's almost as though Dan Brown is privy to the secrets of the Ancient Mysteries. With unbelievable mastery and amazing story-telling, he weaves a nail biting, page turning saga, out of the most basic of all human processes - thought, and sets it in a location which is so everyday. A must read..... For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible..Score: 5/5

Lost symbolIncredibly disappointing ending. Too much bible lecturing. My last Dan Brown book..Score: 1/5

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The Lost SymbolThe book was a bit long in the details and repeated many of the historical references..Score: 4/5

The lost symbolCompelling, fast paced, enlightening, fascinating. Although what is presented as a new discovery of belief has been a core of Mormon doctrine for 185 years. Dan Brown delivers a wonderful final summation attempting to reconcile much of religious and scientific thought. One odd theory stood out though, that which attempted to explain how thought could exert influence by recognizing it has mass, and therefore at least some gravity. Einstein recognized mass and energy are the same thing only at different levels of acceleration, thoughts are just as likely, if not more so, to have influence because they are energy as because the have mass..Score: 4/5

Another great bookDan Brown at his finest with not only a captivating story plot, but also with exciting revelations that not only educate your mind but make you ponder upon all the wondrous and unknown that is yet to be discovered..Score: 5/5

The Lost symbolThis is one of the most captivating books I have ever read. If you loved the Davinci code you will love this..Score: 5/5

The Lost SymbolAnother great read with a twisting plot that is suspenseful I love books that I can't just skim through. I have to pay attention..Score: 5/5

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Love it!Read it in one sitting-couldn't put it down..Score: 5/5

Great ReadThis is definitely a great read informational as expect from Dan Brown novels. His suspense keeps you on your toes and the knowledge gain from reading is always a welcomed addition..Score: 5/5

Intriguing and mysteriousThis book gripped me tight for two days, and since then I heave read it 4 times. This book is awesome..Score: 5/5

FantasticOne of the best books I've read this year..Score: 5/5

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