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The Da Vinci Code II

the_lost_symbol I just finished reading Dan Brown’s latest effort ‘The Lost Symbol’ and it feels exactly like my post title implies. One explosive secret that could destroy society, a secret society that protects it, one man who is determined to find it and our professor who must stop him along with the subsequent chases and thrills. 

*Spoiler Alert* In fact, it differs from the previous book only in that the murder isn’t in fact a murder and the possibility of marriage for our irrepressible bachelor hero. *End*.

Looks like Angels and Demons will continue to rank as my favorite book from Dan Brown, even better than The Da Vinci Code. Sometimes I wonder if the only reason I once thought highly of that book was because I read it before its predecessor. Angels and Demons was a riveting, action packed thriller with quite unexpected twists and turns. 

While The Da Vinci Code had an explosive secret at its heart, it definitely lagged behind in the action. And The Lost Symbol comes across as a college lecture rather than a racy action saga.

I see why Dan Brown is called Ludlum – Lite.

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