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message 1: by Jasmin (new)

Jasmin i remember feeling that way too! LOL


message 2: by Jerald Vernon (new)

Jerald Vernon Torres yap me too.


message 3: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Thanks ^^


message 4: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Yes, I was in an island in Palawan and I could not keep myself from reading this and my then very young daughter was crying because I was not paying attention to her and then she was also afraid to look at the cover because there was the word "demon" on it.


message 5: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Kapag nagbabasa ko nito sa bahay lagi kasi akong madaldal. Alam mo ba mama yung Catholic Church blah blah blah tapos mapapatingin lang siya sa kin ano ba yang binabasa mo, tapos mageexplain na lang yung parents ko tungkol sa religion.

Well for them it's somehow nice because I got interested in religion medyo di kasi talaga ko religious na bata.


message 6: by Maria (new)

Maria love this more than The Da Vinci Code. :)


message 7: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi me too, though I haven't read the last one The Lost Symbol


message 8: by Maria (new)

Maria i also love The Lost Symbol, different atmosphere but amazing book nonetheless


message 9: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi I wanna read it but there are so many negative reviews, I'm afraid I'll be disappointed


message 10: by Maria (new)

Maria :) then you'll never know if the negative reviews are warranted.


message 11: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi I know but the book is expensive, maybe I'll try to look in the library


message 12: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely For me, The Lost Symbol is not at par with the first two Robert Langdon books and I think I am not alone having that opinion. For me, it's just nice to read if you want to kill time.


message 13: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi okay ^^ I will definitely read it then


message 14: by Carlo (new)

Carlo I connected with every word in your review. At the time I wasn't married yet and my mother was mad because I didn't eat with the family and when I did, I kept reading the bloody book. I even remember that while drinking water I used to take the book up in order to keep it in my line of sight. My sister still laughs at me for this.

It is one of the best experiences I've had, especially because there were a lot of historical and cultural references in the book, and I remember googling and reading about them and that was wonderful.

The Lost Symbol, for me, was a huge disappointment in every aspect: bad writing, below average story, and uninteresting cultural elements.


message 15: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Yeah it's really annoying when you're in the middle of reading interesting and then someone will just disturbed you to eat ^^


message 16: by Maria (new)

Maria i beg to differ. The Lost Symbol for me is where Langdon is the strongest. It might not be as great as the first two books, but it is still gripping and mind-puzzling. Joyzi, i think may ebook ako neto :)


message 17: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Thanks Maria ^^


message 18: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi can you send it in my e-mail, pm ko na lang


message 19: by Carlo (new)

Carlo Hi Maria. I think I agree with that. He was stronger in the last book.

My take on The Lost Symbol is that Brown tried to make the book look like the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, but that's not possible as the subject is very different. He was very anxious that people won't like this one and that was his self-fulfulling propohecy. Because he tried to make it as good as the first two of the series, people hated the book.


message 20: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi maybe it's just because it's the last book and people have higher expectations


message 21: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Yes, for me, I was expecting him to up the ante so to speak. Instead, I think he lost the stream. Using the Capitol and interpreting those symbol is just not as interesting as the first two books. Then in the end saying that the Word of God (Holy Bible) is the secret (or something to that effect) is just too obvious.


message 22: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi so the lost symbol is the Bible?


message 23: by Carlo (new)

Carlo I agree with K.D. I would also like to add that in the first half of the book, he also made believe that he is talking about something bigger and more profound, which made the things worse for him.


message 24: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi so he's like building the story up but in the end it was a big let down


message 25: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Indeed. But.. that building of the story? It's excellent. I enjoyed that part when I thought he would die while submerged in the water (or something). In that aspect, I guess I can relate to Maria saying that his writing is stronger (than the first 2 books). But yeah, sorry for the spoiler, the lost symbol is... the Word of God! :)


message 26: by Jerald Vernon (new)

Jerald Vernon Torres Here's a sneak peek to the new novel of mr. Dan Brown

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t...

Hoping to enjoy it


message 27: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi wow!


message 28: by JonSnow (new)

JonSnow I sort of enjoyed this years ago, but it in NO WAY deserves a 5 star rating. 3 maybe. I'm studying literature though, so I've witness what great books really are. It also depends on what you compare this to. If I compared this to George R.R. Martin's Epic Dark Fantasy series, I'd give it a 1 star, and GRRM a 5 star... BUT, since it is just pop fiction, I'd say 3 is a fair rating, for pop fiction that is


message 29: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi My ratings are barely based on personal opinion. I did enjoy it so for me it deserves 5 stars.


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