Each time I finish a Dan Brown novel, I think it's the best one he has written. The Lost Symbol is no exception. It is terrific. Readers who seek the perfect story will find flaws in this novel, however, Dan Brown offers much more, including a detailed history of Washington, DC that should be required reading for all students of American history. Plus, the etymology lessons that are woven nicely into the story are stimulants for the mind that make it a worthy read alone. The audio version is superb. Go for it.
Dan Brown's book, though intresting, has trouble with continuity. It sometimes rambles and is very predictable. The writing, as with all of Brown's books, is not on par with authors like Stephen King or Dean Koontz. It was enjoyable.
Great for long trips. Wordy, especially near the end but Dan Brown managed to keep my interest most of the time. Very in-depth research was done to write this one. Wish I was in Washington to see some of these places. Some unexpected twists.
I really hoped that the Lost Symbol would be worth the read. Sadly, I found it to be another lame regurgitation of the same theme. Read one and you've read them all.
I love Dan Brown, but I am afraid he has worn out his single plot structure and overused his trusty narrative devices. He puts his same tools to use but to a much weaker effect. He's straining here and tries to cmpensate by adding more pages. He should take a break from the Langdon series and try something really new. Maybe a true crim book?
S. J. Swan
Dan Brown needs a new angle. I mean seriously, how many times can Robert Langdon hook up with a chick and solve an ancient mystery. I loved DaVinci Code and went back and read Angels & Demons, but Lost Symbol is the same story with different characters. I expected more for how long it took to write it. This long awaited sequel was a waste of a credit.
The classic Dan Brown formula. Langdon is called on to help some shadow entity and is assisted by female scientist. Creepy bad guy in the shadows. An exiting and entertaining thriller if you don't over think it.
It was really interesting and kept me listening up until the last few chapters. Then it just dragged on... The ending was not only obvious but also pretty uninspiring.