Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Lost Symbol

I don't write many book reviews these days, but I thought this book deserved one. It was poor. If you've read the Davinci Code then you can save yourself the bother of reading either this or Angels and Demons which are in essence the same story in slightly different circumstances.

This is set in Washington DC and the Masons replace the catholic church. There is a female companion, a shadowy figure and an old friend as in the Davinci Code and again a number of puzzles to solve in order to prevent something relatively unimportant from happening. Coupled with this is the writing style which is more like a screen play and the fact that none of the twists or turns is a surprise.

The book was a gift and it was a kind one, but it's not a good book.


  1. Anonymous4:07 am

    I agree with you. Da Vinci Code starts so well and promises great excitement - but then just unravels itself and reveals nothing. I read one chapter of Angels and Demons before I realized it was a very similar story.
    Our thoughts are with you and DK.

  2. Anonymous4:23 pm

    Thanks .....