As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist--is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations--all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for... his most thrilling novel yet.
The fact is that i wasn't planning to buy this book at all and i have never read before a book by Dan Brown (i have watched the movies for The Da Vinci Code and Angels&Demons though). When i got the book as present i thought "why not?".
So here we are.
The also known from the previous books professor Langdon was summoned once again to solve a mystery. Action, deaths, history,codes, ancient riddles are as always part of the story. I believe it's best to not reveal more of the story since the official summary of the book says already what's important.But i will describe more what i'm thinking about other parts of the book.
At the start it was really confusing and difficult for me to read but after some chapters i get used to Brown's writing style. I really liked how he was describing the places,real or not. He gives you exactly the right details that needed so you can imagine and feel like you are there, next to the character.
Huge part of the story are symbols,history and stuff related with them. If you think you can't keep up with the book because you are not expert in those fields, then you are mistaken. The Lost Symbol is a book for all. Dan Brown explains every single thing that he mentions. Maybe sometimes the info is too much and get you a little tired but in the end you still have in your mind the basic details that needed to keep up with the book. Plus, you are learning new interesting facts about our world's history.
Lastly, i would like to add the meaning of the book. I will not tell you the conclusion but in the last 3 chapters you will get so many food for your brain that will truly surprise you. The writer not only writes a wonderful story but he also states some really good questions about our existence,our future and the power a human has.
I think Dan Brown as one of the best and most clever authors that ever existed.It is good to see that there are still people out there with their own ideas and who are not following the trend of our years. And i promise you that you would love The Lost Symbol, an entertaining story accompanied with a bit of things worthy of our thoughts.
- Print Length: 528 pages
- Publisher: Random House UK (23 Dec 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language English
- ASIN: B0031R5K68