Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)

Hmm. I liked it and I didn't. Did you read the other Dan Brown books? Well, this one is veeeeeeeeery similar feeling to Angels and Demons, except in DC instead of Rome. Robert Langdon gets summoned to DC. A mysterious guy sends him on a crazy quest deciphering a masonic symbol. A beautiful woman is in danger. Someone is held captive. Time is of the essence. Etc. Etc.

While the book felt a tad formulaic to me, Dan Brown's writing style and short, cliff-hanger chapters still draw you in and make you want to keep reading. I stayed up really late a few nights because I needed to know what happened. It was also cool reading about some of the history of DC. Its a good book overall, but I do wish it wasn't so similar to the other books.

Read: Feb. 1 - 14
Length: 500 pages (hardback)

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