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Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestsellers, including The Da Vinci Code, Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, and Deception Point. From the PublisherThe Lost Symbol is the eagerly anticipated follow...

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You read it quick

Over hyped

"In 1991, a document was locked in the safe of the director of the CIA. The document is still there today. Its cryptic text includes references to an ancient portal and an unknown location underground..." That is the teasing first page in the book and typical Brown, mixing fact with fiction to...

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Readable and Addictive

Poor Character Choice, Gap Filled Story, Anticlima...

Book Info: Name: The Lost Symbol Author: Dan Brown Released: September 2009 Series: Robert Langdon Stories Awards: N/A I think one of the best qualities I love so much in books is their unique ability to diversify into so many genres, so many avenues to flow through, one being a hilarious family...

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Satisfactory

“I Didn't Get Lost in it”

published 28/05/2011

A decently researched basic idea

Poor characters and pacing

Why, oh why do I keep doing this to myself? I know Dan Brown isn't a great writer from bitter experience of reading his "Da Vinci Code" Admittedly, "Angels and Demons" was a little better, but not good enough to turn me into a fan. Yet when the opportunity to borrow "The Lost Symbol" arose, fool...

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Good

Some good writing and interesting information

Too much like the previous books

THE LOST SYMBOL DAN BROWN I was first introduced to the works of Dan Brown by my wife prior to the film release of ‘The Da Vinci Code’. I, like a lot of people, read the books in the wrong order – reading ‘The Da Vinci Code’ before ‘Angels and Demons’. I loved both of these books (but not...

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Super

Fast paced

last 50 or so pages

'The Lost Symbol is the latest offering from Dan Brown featuring Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon and like all avid readers of his work I was looking forward to reading the book. - At 6am on a Sunday morning Robert Langdon receives a message from his mentor and friend, prominent 33rd Degree...

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“Hyperbolic Symbolic”

published 14/02/2010

Classic Dan Brown; puzzles, chases and secrets gal...

Too similar to previous efforts, erratic pace and ...

If you loved the Da Vinci Code, you'll enjoy this. Conversely, if you've found Dan Brown's work to be piles of bombastic tosh, you'll most likely feel much the same way about the Lost Symbol. Dan Brown is many things as an author - insert your choice of adjectives as appropriate. One quality he...

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Super

“Lost in Washington DC...”

published 18/05/2011

Fast-paced, interesting, a real page-turner

Story wrapped up too quickly, last few pages a bit...

Following up a hit book can’t be easy for an author, but what if your novel was an international smash which sold millions of copies worldwide? That’s the task facing Dan Brown after the phenomenal success of “The Da Vinci Code”. He’s brought back the hero from that book and follows a familiar...

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Excellent

A great read

Characters are a little thin

The world went crazy for The DaVinci Code a few years back. For a few months, water coolers were alive with talk of the Holy Grail, Rose Lines and hidden symbolism. But with mass appeal comes the inevitable backlash from self-proclaimed literary experts spouting accusations of poor writing...

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Excellent

Sticks to the principles of the series

written with the movie in mind rather than purely ...

Having received an urgent phone call from his old mentor and friend Peter Solomon, Robert Langdon rushes to Washington DC to deliver a speech in the Capitol building. When he arrives however there is no conference and Langdon soon discovers he has been tricked into his visit to Washington and...

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Excellent

“Brown hasn't lost it”

published 16/09/2009

Great story, flows nicely, good characters

Keeps you up all night

What can I say, I'm absolutely shattered, why? Because I was awake half the night reading this book. I received it in the post yesterday morning and started it straight away, and within a couple of chapters I was absolutely hooked. Synopsis The book again follows symbologist Robert Langdon. This...

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Good

“Langdon Saves The Day Again!”

published 20/03/2011

Easy reading, familiarity, trusted formula

Poor characters, not his best

Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver a speech in Washington D.C. as a favour to an old friend, Peter Solomon. Only Solomon has been taken captive and, instead, what is waiting for him is another cryptic adventure, whose success or failure holds many repercussions. Solomon’s captor, known here as...

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Super

A good read

Part of the plot is not too convicing

Been waiting for this novel for quite sometime and I have to say I have built up a lot of expectations on this. Well, does it meet all my expectations? I think the answer is yes and no, depending how you look at it. The story begins with our hero Robert Langdon being invited to give a talk in...

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Super

A good read with symbolic twists and turns

No WOW factor

With 80 million copies of the ‘Da Vinci Code’ sold, rearely would a book follow so much expectation. But does it live up to the mark? STORY PLOT Akin to the tv serious ’24,’ The Lost Symbol takes place over a 12 hour period in the heart of Washington D.C. This time the secret society targeted and...

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Excellent

fast paced, gripping story

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I received this book for Christmas and I must say that this is a brilliant book from Dan Brown. Upon opening the book and finding that there is page with Facts that is written within the book is interesting to see as it does state that what is written in the book about rituals, science, artwork...

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Satisfactory

“Standard Dan Brown”

published 26/07/2010

Some interesting facts and well researched

Formulaic and exactlly the same as some of his oth...

Having been presented with a copy of the lost symbol as a bit of light bed time reading i was very excited to get started and allow Brown to pull me into the plot as he is so adept at doing. This is something that he initially managed to do however it soon became clear to me that the formula and...

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