Thursday, September 24, 2009

September Reading 4/2

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown


Oh, where to start. Mr Brown (Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons) tries his sand at yet another Robert Langdon book, this time set in the depths of Washington DC. So who is the terrible Villain? Mah'lah aka Zachary, a crazy tattooed man in the search of the Masonic "secret". The Secret is fairly dull, the supporting characters are annoying, except for Katherine Solomon who is studying Noetic Science.Of course crazy tattooed man becomes an issue of national security, but we only find out the reason at the end, Robert runs from the CIA, but ends up working with them.
Dan Brown isn't a great writer, but he usually good with coming up interesting, thought provoking material, however Lost Symbol is more irritating than interesting. Some advice Mr. Brown? Either come up with a better conspiracy or stop writing books centering around a character that, despite all he's seen is unwilling to believe in anything.

Structure
**
Story
**

2 comments:

nickis_movies said...

I felt the same, I found it more irritating than interesting. I couldn't wait to finish it and get it over and done with.

Letter4no1 said...

Yeah, I was always hoping that Brown would do something to turn the book around, but he never did. One of the biggest book related disappointments of my year.