Unbelievable. I am through book #2 of my 12 book journey and it is still January. I blame it on picking such a good book this time.
The Lost Symbol was just what I needed: this is the kind of book I love to read.
I am a huge Dan Brown fan. Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code…I devoured them. Brown is such a gifted writer, and his 3rd book featuring Robert Langdon (also in Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, if you aren’t familiar) was just as thrilling as his previous works!
The Lost Symbol is a great combination of mystery, action, and history. The previous two Robert Langdon escapades took place in Europe: this story was set in Washington DC. As usual, Brown does a fantastic job of hooking you from page 1. I don’t want to dive too far into revealing the plot (you’ll want to do that yourself), but here is a short description from Goodreads:
In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world’s most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling–a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths… all under the watchful eye of Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
When I say that I couldn’t put the book down, I’m really not lying. There are so many twists and turns that will throw the reader for a loop; it is such an exciting read! I absolutely recommend that you pick this one up if you are a fan of Brown’s previous work…or if you are a fan of mystery. You won’t regret it!
I definitely need to have more books like this on my shelf (since I’ve already read all of Brown’s books): any recommendations of authors or books that are similar?
Have you read any Dan Brown books, or The Lost Symbol itself? What did you think?