posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 05:18 PM
When I first picked it up I powered through about 30% of the book. Then unlike any of his other books, I actually put it down and due to many
circumstances beyond anyone's control, I hadn't picked it up until about a week ago. This past week I finally picked it up and finished it
I'll say I intentionally avoided this thread until I finished it.
I give DaVinci & A&D a 10/10! Both of them were spectacular books that I read in less than 2 days. Digital Fortress I felt was his weakest book to
date and would probably give it a 7/10. Deception Point was really good I thought and at times I had almost wished it was a Langdon novel. 8.5/10
for that one.
For the Lost Symbol, I was back and forth.
His writing style is, in my opinion, superior to that of other authors. I love how he breaks the presentation of the story down into scenes and how
each scene represents a chapter and how we bounce back and forth from different characters and perspectives. It really adds to the experience.
But this is the weakest "Langdon" novel to date. I'd even say Deception Point is better than it, but only by a slim margin.
I enjoyed it and at times I was on the edge of my seat. But at other times I felt myself having to push through the pages, something I never had to
do with the other Langdon novels.
I thought it was a nice ending and he wrapped it up with an obvious theme, a theme in which I strongly agree with.
For me though the shock & awe that came with the plot surrounding the bloodline of Christ or Conclave was missing with Freemasonry.
Worth the read though. I'd say 8/10 for it.