Too clever by half,
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This review is from: The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon) (Hardcover)
Another Dan Brown novel another venture into architectural spiritualism. In its first week of release it went straight to number one in the book charts with sales of over 500,000 - number two sold 12,000! Incredible...but ultimately I found the book a bit flat.
This time there is an over emphasis on masonic symbolism rather than plot and action, which when added to a 'beyond belief' climax, has left this reader feeling a little short changed, with the excited anticipation of receiving his first novel since the mind-blowingly excellent Da Vinci Code sadly unfulfilled. On reflection the book needed stronger editing with the vast number of worthy historical anecdotes and asides actually becoming mind numbingly yawn inducing after a while. It reads like a first novel which meanders along and which would get a 'good attempt' comment, unfortunately for someone of DB's pedigree and track record this is not good enough. :)