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The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon) (2009 original; edició 2009)

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Symbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.
Membre:JSchilz
Títol:The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon)
Autors:Dan Brown (Autor)
Informació:Doubleday Books (2009), Edition: Illustrated, 528 pages
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El símbol perdut de Dan Brown (2009)

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If I had a million dollars for every time I used random italics, I'd be Dan Brown. Cheesy, derivative nonsense. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
First of all: i did it motherfuckers!! I had a fat slump with this one- i put it down one night and didnt feel compelled to touch it again for like 6 months. 43 books later, we here: i put on my big girl pants and finished it once and for all

I liked it, but i didnt LOVE it. It wasnt as gripping as The DaVinci Code, or as interesting as Angels and Demons. It was more... philosophical? I feel, at once, confused, intrigued, indoctrinated, inspired, hopeful and creeped out. After 3 robert langdon books, i feel that dan brown is definitely trying to make me believe in something akin to a god, and honestly, maybe if more people shared a bit of the masonic beliefs this dude presents the world would be a better place. At the end of the day you gotta take it as fiction, but like,,, what if. U feel me?

You know what i would like? For this man to include his bibliography at the end. I would love to know which bits are true and which are pure fiction but i dont feel like googling every five seconds

Anyways. The antagonist here gave me so much bad juju. What a creepy dude. Weird as hell, awful vibes. Thats a job well done. Katherine is cool, and im very interested in her studies. (Again, is this REAL?)

i would have given it a good 4 stars if i hadnt been so bored towards the middle. 130 chapters is... so many. Just so many. It COULD have been shorter, they circle around the same ideas over and over and over so many times literally round it up my guy u lost a star im sorry. ( )
  ssuprnova | Nov 3, 2021 |
Interesting and thought-provoking read. A few areas were taken a bit too far and/or over the top. But all in all, this was an interesting, informative, and entertaining read. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. ( )
  bentleymitchell | Aug 27, 2021 |
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  Tatilake | Aug 7, 2021 |
I've read Dan Brown novels in the past and enjoyed the lore-rich, tense stories that blend history, speculation, legend, and fiction. This, however, fell short. I've always been shocked with the revelation of the mastermind's identity in previous Dan Brown novels but in The Lost Symbol, the main antagonist's true identity was painfully clear halfway through the book.

At every turn, the revelations dissapointed. The antagonist's true identity, the antagonist's motivation for his actions, the big threat to national security, the big secret of the ancients... none of which lived up near a fraction to their hype.

Characterization was bland, where every characer minus Capitol Chief Trent Anderson - the only releatable character of the cast, was either annoyingly likeable or about as appaling as used toilet paper. The kidnapped Peter Solomon, that we get to know through flashbacks, was a Mary Sue/Gary Stu, so infurriatingly likeable, chummy, uberduber smart, always right but so incredible charismatic everyone lets him win any discussion with a smile on their faces, well aside from that one time, and The Masons like the Mary Sue of 'misunderstood' organizations.

Also featuring repeating of plot points and phrases, characters acting OOC, and tropes like talking about scenece as it is a person/entity, forgetting about side-characters after they've outplayed their role, making something that is quite mundane and down to earth sound mysterious, esoteric or even magical and, of course, the old wise sage, including the 'your eyes blind you' and 'it was not until I was blind that I could truly se

One-and-a-half star for a couple of tense chase-and-hide scenes and every chapter featuring Chief Anderson. ( )
  CoderZebrine | Jul 30, 2021 |
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In the end, as with “The Da Vinci Code,” there’s no payoff. Brown should stop worrying about unfinished pyramids and worry about unfinished novels. At least Spielberg and Lucas gave us an Ark and swirling, dissolving humans. We don’t get any ancient wisdom that “will profoundly change the world as you know it” — just a lot of New Agey piffle about how we are the gods we’ve been waiting for. (And a father-son struggle for global domination, as though we didn’t get enough of that with the Bushes.)
 
There are moments of excitement in this skilfully edited, deeply implausible thriller. At times the suspense is prolonged rather than sustained, but the 500 pages turn steadily and the overall effect is entertaining and certainly family-friendly. The Lost Symbol is violent but remarkably chaste and devoid of profanity.
afegit per Shortride | editaThe Age, Simon Caterson (Sep 19, 2009)
 
If you hate Dan Brown, you're going to hate this book.

It seems Brown has decided to irk his critics by repeating every flaw he's been accused of. ...

No, it's not Foucault's Pendulum. It doesn't even come close. However, if you liked Dan Brown's previous books you're likely to enjoy this one. There is some interesting trivia about the history of Washington, DC which is in fact true, which is an added bonus.
afegit per camillahoel | editaRead And Find Out, Tom (Sep 17, 2009)
 
It’s true, his style is as baldly prosaic as legend, but there remains a heft to his potboilers that is hard to imitate. He is better at conveying claustrophobia and breathlessness than, say, the explosion of a top-secret lab (“fragments of titanium mesh . . . droplets of melted silicon” etc) but the latter will make a juicier scene come the inevitable Tom Hanks movie, and the author knows this.
afegit per Shortride | editaThe Times, Andrew Collins (Sep 16, 2009)
 
As a thriller, "The Lost Symbol" is exciting, although readers of "The Da Vinci Code" will notice that some of the same stock characters and creaky plot devices pop up... As District of Columbia resident, I must say that Mr. Brown does a first-rate job of delivering a Cook's tour with duly sinister overtones of Washington's famous sites... It's when Mr. Brown interrupts his storytelling to deliver one of his many lectures on Christian ­intolerance—with pointed digs at the American ­religious right—that "The Lost Symbol" becomes a ­didactic bore.
 

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Neckties had been required six days a week when Langdon attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and despite the headmaster's romantic claims that the origin of the cravat went back to the silk fascalia worn by Roman orators to warm their vocal cords, Langdon knew that, etymologically, cravat actually derived from a ruthless band of "Croat" mercenaries who donned knotted neckerchiefs before they stormed into battle. To this day, this ancient battle garb was donned by modern office warriors hoping to intimidate their enemies in daily boardroom battles.
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