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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is everything you’d expect from a Robert Langdon adventure, only this time Brown brings the action state-side for a deep dive into the United States capital.
It felt a little like National Treasure, though it was significantly darker. The villain in this book is also, possibly, the most disturbing (though the villain in Angles and Demons was also pretty twisted.) That said, there was the treasure hunt, the pretty but well-educated female sidekick, and twists and turns that take us back in time to the founding of the United States and our founders’ masonic tendencies.
This book did drag on a little. It could have been the pacing, or perhaps one too many plotlines that needed wrapping up.
Would we recommend it?
This was my least favorite of Brown’s books. It’s not the worst adventure book in the world, it just either lacked the intrigue of the others, or perhaps I’ve become too accustomed to Brown’s plotlines, and it was a little too predictable.
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