The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Bantam Press
The plot of the book is captivating, and engaging for the reader. The description of the architecture and its relevance with the Masonic traditions is fairly detailed but still manages to be in appropriate relevance with the plot of the story. The characterization in the book is in depth and reader never leaves the feel of the plot and the character placements.
The story is as all Dan Brown’s other books is based on the chief character Robert Langdon who is a symbologist at Harvard. The life changes for him when he gets an invitation from his mentor and a very good friend to deliver a lecture at The Capitol Building. The otherwise a usual lecture twists for an exhilarating time of his life as it goes into a frenzy. A maniac is after Robert Langdon to find and unlock the pyramid of Ancient Mysteries. The plot thickens with CIA getting involved on the account of National Security.
Robert Langdon sets on a journey to unlock the Ancient Masonic secrets to ultimate power. A journey involving saga of unparalleled wealth, family secrets, murders, and ancient mystic rituals. A journey with every step so unpredictable to keep you guessing on what happens next. A tale revealing the deepest secrets hidden in the heart of the architecture of the U.S. Capital.
The book just gets you glued to the storyline and the secrets and mysteries deepen with the progressing storyline. The detailed Masonic rituals and traditions and their presence in the American history and its impact with religion is not only entertaining but also enlightening. Though the novel’s ending doesn’t meets the hype or the built-up of the storyline and leaves the reader finding it a bit short on expectations when compared with “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons” but still the book makes for a good read. All in all Dan Brown hasn’t disappointed his fans and has created a very engaging read.