Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Lost Symbol (2009)

While I was in my local library branch picking up other material, I noticed that a copy of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol was actually sitting on the new book shelf. How could I resist? I didn't. I brought it home and am ashamed to say that I devoured it. Page turning thrillers get me every time and all the historical information about the Masons, Rosicrucians, and other mysterious organizations has always fascinated me (and lots of other people as well, apparently).

I had to put the book down several times because there is just a bit too much descriptive language about torture. That seems to be a theme in recent thrillers and I could do without it. Is that a sign of old age? I don't think so. As an adult, I watched the movie Jaws years ago from under my coat at the drive in. I often leave the room if something on television disturbs me.

Not a great book but certainly Dan Brown knows how to tell a good story. And his historical information creates a desire to check out the architecture of Washington, D.C.and 'google' mysteries he mentions to learn more. That can't be a bad thing.

1 comment:

  1. I've never managed to make it past the first ten minutes of Jaws and still close my eyes when those flying monkeys appear in The Wizard of Oz.