WHAT WAS LOST WILL BE FOUND...Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object - gruesomely encoded with five symbols - is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient ...Read MoreWHAT WAS LOST WILL BE FOUND...Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object - gruesomely encoded with five symbols - is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient invitation, meant to beckon its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. When Langdon's revered mentor, Peter Solomon - philanthropist and prominent mason - is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend's life is to accept this mysterious summons and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon finds himself quickly swept behind the facade of America's most historic city into the unseen chambers, temples and tunnels which exist there. All that was familiar is transformed into a shadowy, clandestine world of an artfully concealed past in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth. A brilliantly composed tapestry of veiled histories, arcane icons and enigmatic codes, The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn. For, as Robert Langdon will discover, there is nothing more extraordinary or shocking than the secret which hides in plain sight...Read Less
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Very slow moving and not very interesting storyline
Nov 14, 2013
Loved this book. Some slow parts but Dan Brown is a master at building his story plot and sucking you in.
Jul 6, 2013
KEEPS YOU GUESSING
I REALLY ENJOYED THE BOOK. IT IS LOADED WITH FACTS ABOUT WASHINGTON DC AND OUR FOREFATHERS, ALONG WITH THE MYSTERY.
Oct 30, 2012
I loved the first two of the Robert Langdon books, Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code.
I loved how Brown mixed in little known facts into his story to make it seem like you were learning something while being entertained.
However, while the story was good, I felt that the information that was usually so well mixed in started to become forced. Like, the characters would have unrealistic conversations of, "Well, did you know that...." and the other would respond, "Yes, but did you also know...", and it was okay with the first two books, but this one was really unnatural.
However, there is a twist at the end, and for me, it made up for it.
Apr 28, 2011
It's a very good book with so many twists and turns that sometimes it is hard to keep the characters intact. It has a lot of pages but it does keep you interested all the way thru
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