Oct 112009

Although this novel didn’t spark the same level of controversy as The Da Vinci Code by the same author, it was brilliant, riveting and enlightening all the same.

The Lost Symbol is the third Robert Langdon story and, being somewhat familiar with Mason’s, I was eager to receive and read what Dan Brown had to say. He certainly impressed and said much more than even the Mason’s in my circle could share or admitted they were aware of.

The Chamber of Reflection is something relevant to Freemason’s although my contacts both denied any knowledge of such a thing, TLV (something I don’t want to spell out in case of spoiling something for the future reader) actually exists and the secrecy behind the group is as startling as Brown portrays. Who knows how accurate his depictions of the Masonic initiations are.

Brown brilliantly weaves together fact and fiction unlike any author I know while instilling independent thought and intelligent decision making in each of his readers. Choosing between what is real and created is left to the reader but no matter what is concluded the tale was worth waiting for.

I often found myself not breathing in anticipation for what the next page would bring and it’s only Dan Brown’s work that could make that happen so often in the same novel. If you haven’t bought this yet I strongly encourage you to do so. I’m sure someone you know is part of the Mason’s, even if you don’t realize it yet.

Thank you for reading,
Sarah Butland

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