The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

2 Stars

Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user.

His most thrilling novel yet?! You’re kidding right? This was my least favorite Dan Brown novel. When I first read this, I was hoping for a plot leaning towards Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons since I kind of missed those religious controversy shiznits, so I was beyond disappointed by this book. And to think I bought this in first edition hard bound the first week it came out?! I was so excited that I devoured it in one sitting, but as the pages went on, my interest also diminished.

The plot was initially promising, but what disappointed me most was the ending and the revelations. It was blah, anti-climatic, boring and unexpected in a terrible way. I was like, “That’s it?!! That’s the lost symbol?!” Maybe it was my fault for expecting another earth-shattering secret to be tackled, or an interesting puzzle like in the Deception Point but I didn’t get any of those. I read Dan Brown’s novels to get a certain “fiction fix”, not for its literary value, and I didn’t get that with this novel. I think I’ve said enough. I always make a point to complete the books of the authors on my shelf, but maybe next time I buy a Dan Brown book, I’ll wait a week after the release, or maybe just wait until the paperback edition comes out, and read the reviews first.

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