Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weekend Book Club: The Lost Symbol

I've had Dan Brown's THE LOST SYMBOL on my TBR pile for a while so decided to delve into it this week.

The good thing? I'd heard absolutely NO reviews about this book. Not that I pay much attention to reviews (except those lovely reviewers who adore my books!) as reading is so subjective, but a huge author like Dan? There are bound to be loads of opinions.

Once again, the book is entirely plot driven. We don't get much of a feel for the characters at all, which would usually bother me but with a cracking plot, it didn't.

I enjoyed it.

(Though guessing the identity of the bad guy early on in the book kinda spoiled all the fun at the end but hey, maybe that's the writer in me, spotting the clues!)

I'm in awe of how the author weaves so much fact into the story, weaving it seamlessly with fiction until you're left wondering what's real and what isn't.
Seriously, if I was living in Washington, I'd be heading to all the hot spots in the book, checking them out!
And the insight into Masonic culture is fascinating.

Can see this being another blockbuster movie too. (Whoever plays Mal'akh? Going to be one seriously spooky dude!)

What are you reading this week?

6 comments:

Jill said...

Well, I finished up "The Hunger Games" and enjoyed it for the most part. There were parts where I got frustrated with the heroine, but I think that was b/c she was a teenager and not fully self confident in herself yet.
This weekend I'm reading. . . The Lost Symbol. Small world?
A friend of mine who is a Dan Brown fanatic loaned it to me and I decided I had to have it finished before I saw her again. I've enjoyed his writing before, but I've got to admit there's a lot on my TBR stack that I would like to read first :-) I do live near D.C. so that should add another level to it!

Caroline Hartin said...

I'm finishing off Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley this weekend - and my own wip - hopefully! Caroline x

Lois said...

Been slow going because I've been tired half the time, but an ARC of Christie Ridgway's Crush on You. Really liking it thus far! :)

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

I've heard so much about The Hunger Games, Jill, must chase it up.

I felt that way about The Lost Symbol too but took the plunge and really enjoyed it.

Nicola Marsh said...

Hope you got the WIP finished, Caroline!

Nicola Marsh said...

Haven't read a book of Christie's for a while, Lois.
So many authors to read, not enough time!