30 September 2009

The Lost Symbol

Warning, the following post contains spoilers for The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. If you don't want to know, DON'T click "read more". If you do.... please read ahead

Finished The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown last night. I had to finish it before I went away because it takes up a lot of space... stupid large hard covered books. It was good, not excellent, no where as good as The Da Vinci Code, and maybe even Angels & Demons. There was a twist that I didn't see coming (Mal'akh was really Zach, Peter Solomans son who was supposely murdered in prison by Mal'akh) and one I expected but never came (Sato was in cohorts with Mal'akh, but alas she wasn't, she was just annoying and commanding) and at one point I seriously thought it was the end of Robert Langdon.... he died... I seriously thought that he was dead, because I wouldn't put it past Dan Brown to kill off his main character, but then again Robert Langdon is Dan Browns money maker.... but all is well he wasn't dead.... because instead of drowning in water, he "drowned" in Total Liquid Ventilation ie Breathable Liquid. It seems a bit far fetched to me, but apparently it's entirely possible, we spend the first 9 months of our lives submerged.

The story was enjoyable. And surprising easy to read. (I started on 15th September, finished on the 29th... the book is just over 500 pages) I'm now completely fasinated with Washingon DC now. I don't know how long it will last. But unfortunatly this book, to me, is a one time read, because once you know the twists and turns it's just not as exciting.