Saturday, 4 July 2015

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I know that this has been a review which has been a long time in the making. Especially when I received the books back in August last year. So I guess, that is quite a long time. But as some of you may already know, they all pack a punch as to how big they all are in pages! So, to put you all out of your misery, here is the long-awaited review for 'The Lost Symbol'. YAY!

The main plotline is based around the organisation called the Freemasons, which throughout the years have had quite a bit of controversy. Not because they may have done something immoral, but rather that no one really knows what they actually do - except for Freemasons of course. People say that they are a secret organisation. But, that is completely and utterly incorrect. They are simply an organisation with secrets. Otherwise if they are a secret organisation, why do people know that Freemasonry actually exists, rather than a conspiracy?

Anyway, onto the review I go!

The omniscient narrator had a monotone voice, which sort of spewed out facts and figures. But we all know that facts are not always completely true with Dan Brown. In this way there was many occasions where it lacked excitement and focus. The actual scenery was in some places confusing and if you have never ventured there, utterly hard to imagine. Especially as he has based all of his stories around "real" places and organisations. The beginning of the book began with trying to actually work out what was happening and where the characters were heading off and doing. This can be a real pain as when first reading the first chapter, this is the chapter which you want to jump out at you, the decider as to whether you want to carry on reading the story.

Although, I must admit the ending was pretty sweet. In more ways that one. It was more of a journey of self discovery as well as the origins that may have come to play for the sake of the human race. It looks at how we have all lost what is really  meaningful in life. But instead we are only caring about things such as greed and money. Towards the end there was also some meaningful twists and turns that set the ending off pretty well. I just don't know how Mr Brown is going to come from here with his next book 'Inferno' - we'll just have to wait and see.


Rating: ***




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