The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

Book - 2010
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The discovery of a mysterious object in the U.S. Capitol building and a subsequent kidnapping lead Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into a web of mysterious codes, secret locations, and hidden knowledge.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2010
Edition: 1st ed., special illustrated ed
ISBN: 9780385533829
0385533829
Characteristics: 513 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm

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karendeboer37
Oct 23, 2017

Read first

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csrestall
Oct 22, 2017

This book was okay for the most part, just the ending is lacking. The book is enjoyable and worth while to read if you are a fan of Dan Brown/Robert Langdon. The puzzles and plot of the book was good and fast paced it only started lacking toward the end and seemed summed up quickly and without a final resolution of many points. My hubby and I read it together and he seems to agree with the idea of over all enjoyment but a lacking ending.

esillius Jun 01, 2017

Many people are calling this the worst of Dan Brown's books and it was overlooked for a possible film, with Inferno coming out recently, but I really enjoyed this book particularly because it took place in Washington DC, an area more familiar than Rome or Paris or the other books. I found the dramatic parts suspenseful and the historical parts fascinating.

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IV27HUjg
Apr 11, 2017

I liked his very first book, after that I find it a waste of time.

karolka Oct 26, 2016

Fun and entertaining! I did like it .

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NRGR
Jun 26, 2016

My least fave of the Langdon series - but still a great read. I read it when it first came out and now I'm having a second go... and am liking it better the second time though I know now how I felt it dragging the first time through

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mendoart
May 02, 2016

My favourite book so far from Dan Brown. I'm so confused how some fans here didn't understand this. Tastefully done to give us some light on the Freemasons. Kept me on the edge of my seat & Googling so many paintings, buildings, statues....you will find out.

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Venley
Sep 28, 2015

Loved the first two books but I found this one stale. I haven't even thought about reading the Inferno because of it.

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FerndaleAdultSRC
Jun 26, 2015

Another great mystery led by Robert Landon. He gets to finally stay in the U.S.. This one involves the founding fathers the freemasons and a hint of romance. My favorite so far!

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grouchykitty
Mar 28, 2015

So so book with convoluted ideas. Not my favorite Robert Langdon book at all. Towards the end I was excited..for it to finish so I could get on to reading something else. I liked Inferno so much more than this.

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csrestall
Oct 22, 2017

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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SPELL
Sep 04, 2011

SPELL thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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jfeng
Dec 18, 2010

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Sep 02, 2010

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csrestall
Oct 22, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Severed hand, torture

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Bearskito
Jul 04, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Fights in the dark, blowing things up, drowning people...

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SPELL
Sep 04, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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SPELL
Sep 04, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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SPELL
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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jimg2000
Dec 16, 2013

a more detailed look at the Franklin Square featured in the book:

http://www.mathpages.com/HOME/kmath155.htm

Here shows many others, first and third squares were featured in the book:
(the sums of corner/center 2X2's and the 4 corners of the first one are 34 as well):

http://mathsforeurope.digibel.be/magic.htm

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beickerman
Dec 30, 2012

"No chance, Langdon thought. Little nooses."

Robert Langdon on ties.

Mcanel Jul 07, 2012

This is one of Dan Brown's three best books. If you liked Angels and Deamons or The Da Vinci Code, then you will love this book!

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eljefe88
Mar 08, 2011

WORST book I've ever read! Normally I'd garbage a book like this after the first 40-50 pages. This time I struggled through it despite my strong inclination to throw it out the window. Should have gone with my inclination!

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csrestall
Oct 22, 2017

Robert Langdon is tricked into coming to Washington DC by a mad man bent on recovering the ancient mysteries of the Masons. He kidnaps a friend lf Langdons, Peter Solomon and severs his hand to start Langdon on a series of puzzles to decode an ancient pyramid which contains a map to the ancient mysteries. He must decode this map in order to save Peter at the request of his kidnapper. Mal'akh the mad man also attacks Peter's sister Katherine over her research in Noetic science which is connected to the ancient mysteries and has proven the existence of the soul. Of course Langdon prevails and saves his friends as well as uncovers the secret of the ancient mysteries.

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iiitest
Aug 01, 2011

This book is about the latest adventures of Robert Langdon

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