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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
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Oct 13, 2009

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Read in December, 2009

I finished this book about 2 weeks ago and wanted to consult with my son, who's a Mason (My girlfriend's daughter described this book as "a love letter to the Masons"), turned out my opinion is pretty much the same.

This, for my money, is the best of the Robert Langdon books, mostly because I didn't figure it out about 2/3 of the way through like I did for the others. This one has a lot of the fun of the others (mysterious symbols, great doozies of puzzles, soem grisly murders, a mysterious tattoode guy, chases all over Washington, D.C. and beneath), and it did have "The Big Surprise" (for me, anyway). However, the denouement went on for some 40 pages, at least twice as long as it should have, and the "secret" was a flat disappointment (although you theists might think different...) and turned the book from Four to Three stars. Fun read, for the first 450 pages. I still think "Deception Point" was his best.

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