For those that haven’t read The DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol is the third book by Dan Brown that features a character named Robert Langdon. Langdon is a Harvard Symbologist that manages time and time again to get himself wrapped up in adventures having to do with symbolic conspiracies involving science and religion.
I have to say that I was majorly excited for this book. I read The DaVinci Code first and LOVED the book. I seriously could not get to the end fast enough. Then I read Angels and Demons. I didn’t like it so much the first time around but the second time I found that I loved it nearly as much as The DaVinci Code.
As for The Lost Symbol, I have to wonder if maybe I need to read it again. Yes, it had all the amazing things that the other books had. However, I felt almost as though I was rereading the entire scenario only this time is was set in Washington D.C. instead of Rome or Paris. While I love all the crazy conspiracy concerning religion and science I also felt like Robert Langdon was going through the same ol’ motions as usual.
However, again, I have to wonder if maybe I’m comparing the book a little too much to the previous two Robert Langdon novels. I will say that it was a good, fun read and I would recommend it. Just don’t be like me and measure it up to the previous novels!