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Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Lost Symbol

Intrigue. Mystery. History. Deceit. Name it and the book has it. The moment you turn the first page, Dan Brown leads you on into a journey that’s fast, spell-binding and fast-paced. Mr. Brown weaves together history, legend, science and fiction into a heady mix that keeps you enthralled throughout the book.

Robert Langdon reprises himself as the scholarly professor, yet again caught in a tale of mystery and intrigue – held under the power of an unknown, dangerous man.

5 years of research weaves effortlessly into a 12-hour timeframe, as Dan Brown leads you on into a frightening world of conspiracy and murkiness. Steeped in a deep history of secrecy, the Freemason traditions and customs are brought to light in this book.

Perhaps it is not as controversial as ‘The da Vinci Code’ – which rubbed the Vatican the wrong way, but the book does evoke powerful emotions, and Freemasons will probably not be thrilled with the plot.

But overall, without divulging the story, it can be said that it is worth a read, and one of Mr. Brown’s better works. It does tend to sound like a religious sermon at places, but I guess one can skip over those portions without taking them too seriously.

Happy Reading!!

13 comments:

Roshmi Sinha said...

Yet to read this...

Da Vinci Code... the book was way better than the movie, though...

Grayquill said...

I do love Brwon's writing. Haven't read the da Vinci Code... I picked it up once but couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll try again.

Dazediva said...

It's a brilliant read ... Dan Brown's style of writing completely captivates the reader .. I finished this book in one night .. couldn't put it down !

numerounity said...

I too miss my college days. Seeing back, I believe that was such a wonderful time that passed by.

Rahul Anand said...

In terms of captivating the reader I think 'Angels & Demons' was better than 'The DiVinci Code'; the latter however became more (in)famous because it rubbed the Vatican the wrong way as you mentioned.

Hope to check this one out sometime. Thanks!

Shanu said...

I was plannin to read this book..after ur review have to read it!

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Me said...

I got a bad review,prior reading to yours..but I think I will now give it a try..
Ive read all of his previous works and I like Angels and Demons the BEst11!
I like the amount of Analysis and research work he does,and the way he keeps your mind churning throughout...

Sumit said...

@Roshmi... agreed!

@Grayqull... I like the way he writes too. And I admire the fact that his books are so well-researched.

@Divya... I also wanted to read it in a single sitting. It is so fast-paced that one just doesn't want to let go.

@Ekta... :)

@Rahul... yeah! I thought the ending of Angels and Demons was a bit far-fetched though.

@Shanu... maybe, I should seek a share in the revenue from Mr. Brown.

@Dee... I like his research too. And I guess he's not too great at endings, but he does keep one engrossed throughout.

Priyanka said...

Looking forward to reading it.... Angels and Demons kept me on the edge...
This, I expect, will too.

phatichar said...

Hmmm..I liked what I read in Da Vinci Code, liked what I saw in Angels & Demons (didn't quite like the book, funnily)..

So, gotta see how this one goes..

You put things in perspective though.

First time here - not the last, definitely. :-)

Karthik said...

I'm dying to read 'The lost symbol' ever since it got released. Your review just intensified my urge to get my hands on it as soon as possible. Thanks, dude.
By the way, I just stumbled upon your blog somehow and I'm already patting my back for doing so. Your blog is impressive and so are your write-ups.

emily said...

I've been looking for a new book to read. I think I just found it. Thanks!