Friday, March 30, 2012

Conspiracy thories

Title: The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Sub-genre: Historical, murder
Pages:  509
Published: 2009
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385504225
Reader's Annotation: Can Robert Langdon save Washington DC?
Summary: Robert Langdon is brought to DC by way of his friend, but it turns out his friend is kidnapped. His kidnapper has left Langdon's friend's hand in the middle of the Capital Rotunda and orders Langdon to solve a mystery in order to free his friend. This mystery if solved, could have disastrous effects for Washington DC and the world at large.
My Evaluation: I thoroughly enjoyed Angels and Demons (book #1 in this trilogy) and The Da Vinci Code (book #2) was good, but this book... I got about halfway through and I knew the ending already. Brown's books after you've read one or two are extremely formulaic and I don't really like that. I do not recommend you read this out of order, otherwise there are things that won't make sense. I do love how Brown twists conspiracy theories, especially those dealing with Freemasonry, into a story and get people talking about secret societies, but again, 3/4 of the way through the book, there were no surprises left.
Rating:  3 out of 5
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