The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)

WHAT IS LOST...WILL BE FOUNDIn this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Wa...


Details The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)

TitleThe Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
ISBN9780385504225
Author
Release DateSep 15th, 2009
PublisherDoubleday
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages509 pages
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)

  • Grumpus
    2009-09-17
    I don’t get all the haters of the Dan Brown books. Are you really going in with the expectation that these books are going to be award-winning, works of art? If so, do you critique every book you read with that same expectation? It would be a pity if you did.Like movies, I don’t expect every one I watch to be an Academy Award winner. If I did, that would certainly narrow the number of films I’d see. No, I go to be entertained (whatever that...
  • Meg
    2009-09-19
    I have such issues rating Dan Brown books... I want 1.5 stars, I think. Snark ahead.Here's the deal: the man can't write. He's a name-brand & url spewing, Wikipedia-like fountain of knowledge, who CAN'T HANDLE VERB TENSES. He also likes really short sentences. That aren't sentences at all. Really. Expect iPhone, Twitter, and Google shout-outs, too. I'm almost surprised he didn't mention the inevitable hash #thelostsymbol and tell us to use it whe...
  • Becky
    2009-09-15
    This book is both poorly written and impossible to put down.I think that about sums it up.
  • John
    2009-10-12
    I liked Angels and Demons and I really liked The DaVinci Code but this latest of Dan Browns thrillers was barely worth the time, and definitely not worth the money. The Lost Symbol follows the familiar Dan Brown formula - an ominous conspiracy, a threat to end the world as we know it, a relentless villain, and a search for hidden secrets which require the decoding of obscure clues. This formula has given us a couple of fine thrillers, and has tak...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-04-21
    "انا مش ماسون..بس بحترمهم"-روبرت لانجدون"للأسف الناس فهماني غلط..يمكن عشان المؤلفين حصروني في ادوار الشر..لكن انا في الحقيقة طيب..زي كمال ابو ريا..ومحمود الجندي"-غسان مطر الماسونده المختصر المفيد للرواية، الجمل دي اتكرر معناها كتير بالأحداث ولكن قبل ...
  • Anna
    2009-05-06
    I really enjoy Dan Brown's stories. I have read Angels and Demon and The Da Vinci Code, I am currently reading Deception Point and plan on reading Digitial Fortress. I absolutely love his story telling. I have read mixed reviews and I think the negative reviews are just really people who are too serious in life. For goodness sake it is a book for entertainment, not a non-fiction story. Though I have read some non-fiction stories that are more fic...
  • Janet Wilcox
    2009-10-21
    I liked this novel actually better than DV Code and A & D, which is ironic as it wasn't quite the page turner as those were, but the plot and ideas were more believeable. I was very interested in The Masons, as they were so much a part of the early patriotic/revolutionary era of the US. As usual there is a gruesome evil person, with superhuman like skills and power. The whole story covers just 24 hours...wow, what a day! Interesting insight from ...
  • Malcolm
    2009-09-17
    Now boarding on track 33, the Symbolism Express departing for the Freemasons, the Invisible College, the Office of Security, the SMSC, the Institute of Noetic Sciences and multiple points around the cryptic compass.Your temporal destination, not Paris and London, but Washington, D.C.Your conductor, Harvard symbiologist Robert Langdon, the Indiana Jones of the new age.Tied to the tracks in the gathering darkness ahead and facing certain death, if ...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    2016-05-01
    اهنيء نفسي على نهاية الرمز المفقود..بعد ان تم فقداني بداخلها لاكثر من شهرينلماذا؟ حسنا الرواية هرم متكامل براق لتمجيد الماسونيين الكيوت الاخيار الطيبينا"لو تم نشر هذه الطقوس ستتم الاطاحة بالحكومة ...سيمتلىءالشارع بالمناهضين للماسونية و الاصوليين...
  • Dianna
    2009-10-19
    well, that's several hours of my life i'll never get back.you know, it's not so much that the writing is bad -- i expect it to be bad. it's laughably bad. (to enjoy some truly great bad, relish the self-consciously lascivious descriptions of the bad guy's naked body, they are made of awesome.) it's not so much that the plot is shaky -- i expect it to be shaky, and if this plot could be drawn, it would have to be drawn by dr. seuss. it's that i wo...
  • Elena
    2009-10-22
    I think I finally figured out why I hate Dan Brown. He writes very average thriller/ mystery books, just like many others do, and the thing is that I don't have a problem with the other writers. Sometimes their books are entertaining, sometimes they are not, sometimes they are poorly written, sometimes they are not so bad, and I'm perfectly fine with it. The thing I can't stand about Dan Brown is his attitude. He truly believes he has been invest...
  • Will Byrnes
    2009-10-11
    When one picks up a Dan Brown book there are certain expectations. First one can look forward to a fast-based adventure pitting the intellect of Robert Langdon against dark forces intent on creating mayhem of one sort or another. One expects that religion or religious institutions will play a central role in the story. One can expect that there will be puzzles to be solved and mysteries within mysteries. One can expect murderous sociopaths and po...
  • Heather
    2009-09-18
    I'm a fan of Dan Brown. I've read all his books - not just The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, but also Deception Point and Digital Fortress. I like his writing style, how his books are layered with codes and mysteries, and how they're so fast-paced they make my heart beat faster because I feel pulled into the stories and into the lives of his characters.The Lost Symbol is the third book in the Robert Langdon series, and I was glad to see that...
  • Ellen
    2009-10-19
    Ugghhhhhh. I've been trying to figure out where to start with this one for the past couple days and still haven't been able to decide. So I guess I'll start with my point.This book F*CKING BLOWS. F*ck you, Dan Brown, you smug bastard, for insulting my intelligence like nobody's business. I really liked Angels and Demons, was entertained by The Da Vinci Code, and this book had half the content (not to mention a sixteenth of the climax) of the latt...
  • Tara Lynn
    2009-08-25
    I am so disappointed. I found Brown's other books to be captivating, if a little formulaic. This is just a blatant rewrite of his own material in a different setting. Angels and Demons set a bar for Brown, and he just hasn't been able to match it since. It reads just like The DaVinci Code, with its plot changed to Washington, D.C. It's a completely improbable plot mixed with even more improbable character developments and plot twists. So disappoi...
  • Mohammed Orabi
    2016-10-01
    " فكر في العلم ، في الإيمان ، وفي الإنسان .. فكر كيف أن كل ثقافة ، في كل مكان وفي كل زمان ، كان لديها دوما قاسم مشترك .. لدينا جميعا خالق ، استخدمنا أسماء مختلفة ، وصلوات مختلفة ، ولكن الله هو الثابت الكوني بالنسبة إلى الإنسان ، الله هو الرمز الذي تشاركن...
  • مصطفي سليمان
    2011-02-27
    ابلغ رد علي سلسلة القادمون الخارقون الحارقون الجامدونتقوله قريت شئ عن الماسونية ؟يقوم رافع حاجبه ويقولكيخربيت الجهلانت مشفتش القادمون؟طيب ان قريت شغل دان براونانت عبيط؟؟ دا روايات للغر السذج امثالكفتكتشف انه مقراش شئ لان القراية مش بتيجي معاه س...
  • Bettie☯
    2009-09-16
    26/05/2010 INSERT Apparently/allegedly David Cumming has found the meaning of the Lost Symbol.He has written a book about it - now how about that! ---------------Unabridged and read by Michael Paul- There is a long lecture and knuckles will be rapped for active inattention to detail. Observed behaviours such as smirking at smugness and zelotry will get you detention.- After a double period of searching the pencilcase for a blunt stanley knife AND...
  • Stacey
    2010-12-02
    Kept feeling like I was reading an amalgam of Angels and DaVinci's Code. When I started wandering off in search of snacks in the middle of paragraphs, I knew it was time to shelve this as a "can't finish," and move on.
  • Tom
    2009-09-20
    Though technically better written than Digital Fortress, this is Dan Brown's worst novel. Brown creates false suspense by hiding revelations from readers even after major characters learn them. In most cases this is unnecessary, as the twists would have more impact if made in a timely manner. Too often, however, the revelations are obvious or anticlimactic, weaknesses that are amplified by Brown's hide-the-ball technique.Brown's penchant for dubi...
  • Elizabeth
    2009-11-04
    Normally I wait until I’ve finished a book before passing judgment on it, but sixty pages into The Lost Symbol I decided that life was too short to read really terrible books.One of the things I liked best about The Da Vinci Code was that its plot unfolded in real-time: it takes place during a few very busy hours of Robert Langdon’s improbable life, in about the amount of time it takes to read the novel. This technique keeps the pace of the b...
  • Nora
    2010-02-08
    الذي أحبه، وأقدره أيضًا، في (دان براون) هو جهده المبذول في خلق مثل هذه الروايات. وكم المعلومات الذي يجتهد في حشده بين صفحاتها.ماذا أضافت لي، شخصيًا، هذه الرواية؟ القصة ممتعة، وانعطافاتها جميلة، ثم الكثير، الكثير حتى التململ، من الحديث عن الماسونية...
  • Christian
    2009-09-15
    My Spoiler-Heavy and Sympathy-Free Review of "The Lost Symbol" by Dan BrownThis review is going to be riddled with spoilers, to the point where I'm actually going to tell you everything that happens (in summary), because that's the only way I can express my complete and utter contempt for this book. However, due to the nature of search engines, etc., I don't want to spoil things off the back. So I'll start off with a few non-spoilery things just ...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    2015-01-16
    June 15 Buddy Read with Steven and Melissa!2-2.5 starsIn comparison with Angels & Demons and the Da Vinci Code, this book was disappointing to say the least. The ending felt extremely anticlimactic, and overall the book dragged ass and there were whole sections where I'm pretty sure I either spaced out or could have spaced out and not noticed a thing. I figured out the BIG REVEAL before the halfway mark-- does that mean I'm getting better at gues...
  • Heather
    2009-09-23
    I was such a douchebag about this book before it was released.Then I saw it there in the bookstore and I was like, "Did you or did you not like The Da Vinci Code?" (Answer: yes.) "Do you or do you not enjoy other books that are pop culture phenomenons?" (Answer: yes.) "Is the ratio of Fitzgerald to comic books on your bookshelf not 1:50?" (Answer: yes.) "Did you or did you not just finish a book called Captain Underpants?" (Answer: yes.) "Further...
  • Brooke
    2009-09-21
    Ah yes, the new Dan Brown book, the most anticipated title in the publishing world this year. The one that everyone is loving to hate, because there's no better way to prove your superiority to your peers by talking about how you're just too intelligent to enjoy this crap because you're so much better than the unwashed masses. For the record, I have dated two guys who have rattled off that bit of idiocy. Two! It's almost cruel (and for the record...
  • Chris
    2009-09-28
    The use of a large amount of symbols and conspiracy buzzwords does not excuse one from having to actually write a compelling story. The "twist" in this books was easily visible hundreds of pages out and didn't surprise a single person I know who read the book.Now, I had very high hopes for this book as I am from DC and love the area, however there was so little of actual DC in the book(unlike DaVinci Code & Angels and Demons) that it seemed like ...
  • Ahmed
    2013-09-07
    انا كمصرى أسمع كثيرا عن الماسونيه . وكثيرا مما اسمعه (غثاء) وكلام جاهل من شخصيا أجهل للدرجة التى تجبرك على (انك تطنش) كثيرا مما تسمعه عنهاولكن عندما تقدم لك معلومات عن الماسونيه فى صورة عمل روائى (رائع)فأنت غالبا ستقرأه الى نهايته وستستفيد كثيرا منه ...
  • Julie
    2009-12-02
    Ugh this was literally one of the worst books I have ever read. Or, well, listened to, as Chris and I used it to get through 2 legs of a drive from NYC to St. Louis.Just to be clear, though I'm a stickler for good writing, I recognize that previous Dan Brown books like the Davinci Code are what they are. That is, they are good stories, badly written. And that's fine - there is a place for that - like 19 hour car rides. Unfortunately, the Lost Sym...
  • Issa Deerbany
    2017-02-22
    من اروع روايات دان براون .تشدك أحداثها من اول صفحة الى نهايتها .اسرار ورموز يجب تحليها واكتشافها للبحث عن رمز ماسوني مدفون في العاصمة واشنطن يتم تحليل الرموز ثم تظهر انها ليس كما حللت سابقا. السعي للسيطرة على هذه القوة العظيمة التي تجعلك إنسانا خار...