Dan Brown's new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Doubleday on September 15, 2009.
THE LOST SYMBOL will have a first printing of 5 million copies, and it will once again feature Dan Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. Brown's longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book's narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan's readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. THE LOST SYMBOL is full of surprises."
Dan Brown's popularity continues to grow. The film of The Da Vinci Code was a #1 box office smash when it was released by Columbia Pictures in May 2006 with Ron Howard directing and Tom Hanks starring as Robert Langdon. Box office receipts were $758 million. The same team will release Angels and Demons theatrically worldwide on May 15, 2009.
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1 . great book!
Posted February 11, 2012 by corey , columbusThis book was excellent! I will be keeping my eye out for there to be a movie based on this book. I wish there were more Robert Langdon books.
2 . Dissapointing
Posted February 06, 2011 by AvidReader , Greenville, scI've read a few Dan Brown novels at this point, and found them to be generally far fetched, but entertaining. This book, unfortunately, is one of his worst. The writing style is good, similar to his other novels... but the plot is terrible. And the unexpected twist ending? Yep, this book has one too, except that it makes the entire story pointless. If you feel that you must read this, I would highly suggest your local library, or borrow it from a friend. This is not a book you will read more than once.
3 . One of his best
Posted February 03, 2011 by Christina , HavelockThe Lost Symbol is a little hard to get into at first. Once you do get into it however, it is very hard to put down! I spent a few nights reading until 3 am! This book is definitely one of Dan Brown's best! It really makes to think! Highly recommened!
4 . ReFreshing,Very Good Read
Posted January 31, 2011 by Terry Colton , Quispamsis, N.B.You will not be disappointed in reading this book. The author has come up with a novel that is thoroughly enjoyable . You do not want to put the book down-- you will find it hard to put it down. I loved it. The Author keeps you thinking all the way through.
5 . Beautiful writing
Posted January 08, 2011 by Therese , MontrealA page turner
6 . A decent age Turner
Posted December 25, 2010 by David Roth , New Port Richey, FLIn The Lost Symbol, we are reintroduced to Harvard Symbology Professor, Author, Public Speaker, Folk Hero and all around Good Guy, Robert Langdon, whose specialized field of obscure knowledge once again comes to the rescue and saves the world, putting him on the fast track to catch up with another fictional universe savior, James Tiberius Kirk. This time, Langdon’s quest is to decipher the mysterious Freemason’s Pyramid, in time to save the girl, rescue his friend, and secure national security.
Even though Langdon is an old hand at this, and we know that somehow he’ll pull it off without being converted, Brown tosses in a few monkey wrenches that caught this reviewer completely by surprise. One such wrench so blindsided me that I almost just set the book aside out of displeasure for this ‘novel’ twist. Instead, more out of stubbornness than anything else, I persevered to the end only to find the clever plot twist un-twisted by an even more clever story device. Telling you even that much walks the thin line of almost giving you too much information and transforming (key plot related word) this review into a spoiler.
Once you get past Brown's mistaken premise that the Catholic church is representative of Christianity as a whole, and and his penchant to lift Scripture and other ideas completely out of their context - an important part of understanding what they really mean - what you're left with is a good read that delivers on it's promise: This book is a work of fictrion. 3 1/2 half stars out of 5.
7 . alright, not his best
Posted December 10, 2010 by James Kirk , Iowathe stuff about the masons was interesting but the plot line was a bit of a stretch
8 . This book is just ok
Posted December 09, 2010 by Julie , Los AngelesDid not like it much....too slow narration.
9 . Could Not Put It Down
Posted December 05, 2010 by dsevans , Killarney, ManitobaI found that this book just kept me turning the pages. It had twists and turns that I did not see coming. I recommend it as a great read.
10 . love anything Dan brown writes
Posted July 14, 2010 by Vicki m , Oregon, Ohi really enjoyed this book, but I love anything Dan Brown writes. My parents were and still are part of the local Masonic family and there has always been a mystery to all of that. Thanks to Mr. Brown some of that mystery has been cleared up..or has it??? I was able to get this book from the library for my reader.
September 15, 2009
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