The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

About the book

The Capitol Building, Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom. When Langdon’s mentor, Peter Solomon – prominent mason and philanthropist – is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend’s life is to accept this mysterious summons. It is to take him on a breathless chase through Washington’s dark history. All that was familiar is changed into a shadowy, mythical world in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth…

Reviewed by Anon Reading Group:

A fast paced thriller that worked at several levels. 1)Mystery 2)Pursuit and evasion 3)Exploration of symbology and ancient texts. Obviously of prime interest to citizens of the USA but of interest to all who are fascinated (like me) in history, art and hidden meanings. An enjoyable read with one minor flaw in that the last 65 pages (a postscript!) added little and over egged the pudding, but the previous 605 pages deserve my rating.

Star rating: ****

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