I greatly enjoyed The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. The topics introduced by that book were fascinating, and, one in particular, I had always privately considered, that being the marriage between Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, and so I was excited to have this ‘controversial’ discussion with people outside of a religious forum.
And now there’s The Lost Symbol. Once you begin reading you will see that the format and storyline is very similar to DaVinci. There’s a villian, a dear friend in trouble, a race against the clock, symbols to decipher, old secrets to uncover. You’re left wondering, haven’t I read this all before?
If Da Vinci had not come first, this would have been a great book on its own. But following Da Vinci, it seems to rehash a succssful formula, and I wanted more.
In addition, I found the reason why the CIA was involved and the issue of “national security” to be ridiculous. And, the ultimate solution to the meaning of “The Word” was something that I have known for decades. In The Lost Symbol, Brown off-handedly mocks the Prophet Joseph Smith and the translation of the Book of Mormon, but he really shouldn’t. We are so ahead of him.