The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I don’t think anyone will be surprised to learn that this book follows the Dan Brown Formula: fast-paced, short chapters, utterly non-sensical conspiracy theories culminating in the good guys “winning.” That said, while I enjoyed Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, I did not enjoy this one nearly as much.
I live in the DC area. From the beginning, I was disappointed in his interpretation of the city. He drove across the Memorial Bridge from Dulles? And looked to his left to see the Jefferson Memorial? Basic stuff that a guy who put so much effort into explaining his symbology should have been able to correct. And then there was the whole Noetic Science angle, and the weighing the human soul thing. Frankly, Mr. Brown just went off the deep end a bit on this one, trying to top himself. Too bad.