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In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling—a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object —artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation . . . one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon—a prominent Mason and philanthropist —is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations—all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.

As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for . . . his most thrilling novel yet.




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The Lost Symbol
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4.1 / 5
Reverse Climax
January 28th, 2015
The starter is appealing, the main course is Michelin worthy, but it ends with Ben & Jerry's for desert.
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Good read
November 4th, 2014
Not my favorite Dan Brown book but it was entertaining. I would suggest any Dan Brown books to anyone to read they are easy to get in to and they hold your attention. Lots of fun.
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Lost Symbol
September 20th, 2014
Fast moving. Lots of action. Unexpected plot twists. A good yarn that is also informative. Well done!
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The lost symbol by Dan Brown
June 25th, 2014
88% done. Looking forward to more surprises!
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The Lost Symbol
May 4th, 2014
Another good read.
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Once again
April 26th, 2014
Good good good. What can you say about Dan Brown? Other than why are you questioning just pick it up and read it! You wont regret it.
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Astonishing
April 26th, 2014
An awesome book that keeps u enjoying every single page till the end of the last sentence ! The first book I read for Dan Brown and of course it won't be the last one
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The Lost Symbol
April 22nd, 2014
Captivating..... so much history!
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1 review
Totally enjoyed this book
March 2nd, 2014
A very good read
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Totally enjoyed this book
March 2nd, 2014
A very good read
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Lost Symbol
February 8th, 2014
Amazing as always
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1 review
Good book.
January 16th, 2014
A little slow near the end and a great unexpected twist.
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Fan
January 13th, 2014
Excellent book, well written and thought provoking!
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The Lost Symbol
January 10th, 2014
I really enjoyed this story covering the histories of lost symbols known and unknown. I recommend this read to anyone interested in understanding all the work gone into Ancient Mysteries and the changes enlightenment can bring to us all. God really does have a sense of humour! GIGGLES!
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1 review
Great Book!
December 19th, 2013
Dan Brown does it again! Well worth the read!
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1 review
Another great read
December 7th, 2013
Never imagined of seeing the nations capital in this Light.
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1 review
Took sometime to get to the point
September 27th, 2013
Good read but took a long time to get to the story.
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1 review
Not too bad....
September 3rd, 2013
Dan Brown is getting better as he goes along.
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Wonderful!
August 30th, 2013
Love Langdon! Keep em coming!
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Lost Symbol
July 29th, 2013
Another great one for Dan Brown!!
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Nice pacing, but predictable
July 19th, 2013
Starts like a Dan Brown book, ends like a Dan Brown book -- one of the few authors whose books turn out better as films.
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1 of 2 people found this helpful
A book that will haunt your senses.
July 3rd, 2013
Awesome! Spellbound... Dan Brown will be remembered as the greatest writer of our time.
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Thought provoking.
June 19th, 2013
From th first Robert Langdon story to this, I have always been left with a raising curiosity of the link between the world of science and the world of religion. I personally have a difficult time with religious beliefs and tend to lead towards science so I find it fascinating to read these books and have my mind opened further. I think it would be very interesting to have the opportunity to meet with Dan Brown and be able to have in depth conversations with him. The only part of this book that I found sad was that the keeper of the enlightenment, Peter, but wasn't able to help his son, Zachary, to understand the true meaning of the pyramid and all that it holds. I suppose however there would not have been a villain that added the suspense to the story and transformed the text from a textbook to a story. Very much enjoyed this story and will continue to think of my mind's true potential
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The Lost Symbol
June 10th, 2013
Like every other Dan Brown book I've read, The Lost Symbol is fast paced and never dull.
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The Lost Symbol
May 14th, 2013
A great read that mixes fact with fiction. What is real, what is not? Not great on conspiracy theory. But does make one think. What are we told? this story raised a lot of questions. Can't wait to start the new book. Got it tonight on my tablet.....Go Kobo. Books.......now the fun starts.....
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4.5 stars
May 3rd, 2013
This is definitely a 4.5. I love Dan Brown's writing style, I love how he uses actual facts and combines it with a story. I admire the intensive research he makes to write his books - it keeps his novels believable. He somehow manages to gather all the facts that he needs, mixes it with myths and legends, and somehow incorporate all of that in Robert Langdon's adventures in a way that it's believable, interesting, and educational. I can't say I'm a fan of conspiracies because there's not very many books I've read that are conspiracy-based and not very many books in this genre attracts me, but if it's a Dan Brown book, I'll definitely read it without even having to look at the summary to find out what it's about. He has never failed to surprise me yet and he has never disappointed me yet. The Lost Symbol is closer to my heart than Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons just because this book talked a lot about mind-over-matter and reality-shaping-thoughts. I am a believer of how powerful the mind is and that it affects the physical world more than we'd like to think. It might not be like telekinesis or anything like that, but powerful enough to attract positivity (not entirely sure if this is an actual word or not) or negativity in your life. But that's just me. I'd definitely recommend this books to those who enjoy conspiracies, adventures, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, or crime. I really enjoyed reading this book and I'm looking forward to Dan Brown's other books. :)
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Excellent
April 21st, 2013
Very hard to put down
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The Lost Symbol
April 14th, 2013
A good book, but took too long to get to the point. A lot of the author proving his conspiracy theories. A few good plot twists, but overall give it a miss.
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A captivating read
April 1st, 2013
Another fascinating look at fiction and fact. Dan Brown is a master of spinning great fiction from symbolic observation.
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Another one...
March 19th, 2013
This one was filled with more references to things that only Wikipedia could tell us more about ;) Worth the read... Looking forward to the may release of the next book
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1 review
Great book
January 3rd, 2013
This was another great book by this wonderful writer . I can't wait to read more of his works.
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