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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
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Aug 09, 11

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The one thing that kept me going through this book was just wanting to see how it ends, what the final answer was to all of the puzzles. I think Dan Brown was just hoping to play off of the popularity of the Da Vinci Code with this one, as he doesn't seem to have put as much effort into this. The book is full of a lot of cliches and cheesy elements. Some of the puzzles were even easy for me to figure out, which made the main character Langdon look uncharacteristically dim-witted at a few points. The ending is very strange as well, as it seems to get a little preachy, and is a bit too drawn out. I was surprised, however, that the Masons were not exactly (although possibly indirectly) criticized or demonized in this, but instead were made out to be the good guys. Nevertheless, I still say that Angels & Demons is the best out of the Langdon books, so just stick with reading that.

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