The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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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. 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 readerswith 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.
Symbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781409091486
1409091481
Characteristics: 509 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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esillius Jun 01, 2017

Many people are calling this the worst of Dan Brown's books and it was overlooked for a possible film, with Inferno coming out recently, but I really enjoyed this book particularly because it took place in Washington DC, an area more familiar than Rome or Paris or the other books. I found the dramatic parts suspenseful and the historical parts fascinating.

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IV27HUjg
Apr 11, 2017

I liked his very first book, after that I find it a waste of time.

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karolka
Oct 26, 2016

Fun and entertaining! I did like it .

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NRGR
Jun 26, 2016

My least fave of the Langdon series - but still a great read. I read it when it first came out and now I'm having a second go... and am liking it better the second time though I know now how I felt it dragging the first time through

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mendoart
May 02, 2016

My favourite book so far from Dan Brown. I'm so confused how some fans here didn't understand this. Tastefully done to give us some light on the Freemasons. Kept me on the edge of my seat & Googling so many paintings, buildings, statues....you will find out.

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Venley
Sep 28, 2015

Loved the first two books but I found this one stale. I haven't even thought about reading the Inferno because of it.

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FerndaleAdultSRC
Jun 26, 2015

Another great mystery led by Robert Landon. He gets to finally stay in the U.S.. This one involves the founding fathers the freemasons and a hint of romance. My favorite so far!

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grouchykitty
Mar 28, 2015

So so book with convoluted ideas. Not my favorite Robert Langdon book at all. Towards the end I was excited..for it to finish so I could get on to reading something else. I liked Inferno so much more than this.

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dwu10
Jan 02, 2015

A disappointment for me following the blockbuster novels Angels & Demons and Da Vinci Code. Other than a few rare moments of excitement and one breathtaking, WOW, moment, this book was incredibly average and almost boring.

Despite being slow and boring at times, this book is still very well written and a descriptive masterpiece.

3.0/5.0

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beximus
Sep 16, 2014

Having enjoyed previous books by Dan Brown I was quite disappointed with this one. It dragged on and after all the build up I found the ending to be somewhat lacking. If you want a good Dan Brown read check out Angels and Demons.

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Bearskito
Jul 04, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Fights in the dark, blowing things up, drowning people...

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SPELL
Sep 04, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Sep 04, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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jimg2000
Dec 16, 2013

a more detailed look at the Franklin Square featured in the book:

http://www.mathpages.com/HOME/kmath155.htm

Here shows many others, first and third squares were featured in the book:
(the sums of corner/center 2X2's and the 4 corners of the first one are 34 as well):

http://mathsforeurope.digibel.be/magic.htm

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beickerman
Dec 30, 2012

"No chance, Langdon thought. Little nooses."

Robert Langdon on ties.

Mcanel Jul 07, 2012

This is one of Dan Brown's three best books. If you liked Angels and Deamons or The Da Vinci Code, then you will love this book!

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eljefe88
Mar 08, 2011

WORST book I've ever read! Normally I'd garbage a book like this after the first 40-50 pages. This time I struggled through it despite my strong inclination to throw it out the window. Should have gone with my inclination!

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iiitest
Aug 01, 2011

This book is about the latest adventures of Robert Langdon

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