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Old January 19th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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I am currently reading the lost symbol by Dan Brown its a really good book but i feel that dan brown needs to get a different tone into his next book whatever that will be i just feel that his books always have the same plot
someone needs robert langdon to do something for them always a psycho lunatic trying to do something to endanger the general welfare of the city/country he meets beautiful woman hook up and their out

Historical Aspect is pretty damn nice i mean i learned a lot from that book, i mean i always learn alot from dan browns books so yeah

8/10
great book worth the money
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #2

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Really?

I mean....really?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #3

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How can anyone read that drivel? I mean it's...ohh, COMICS!!

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Old February 18th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #5

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How can anyone read that drivel? I mean it's...ohh, COMICS!!

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Like i read Asterix, for relaxation
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How can anyone read that drivel? I mean it's...ohh, COMICS!!

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Agreed. Didn't we all read this very very same book many years ago when it was called the Da Vinci Code (or even before that)?.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #7

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Interview with Umberto Eco:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/ma...Q4-t.html?_r=1

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I am wondering if you read Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code,” which some critics see as the pop version of your “Name of the Rose.” I was obliged to read it because everybody was asking me about it. My answer is that Dan Brown is one of the characters in my novel, “Foucault’s Pendulum,” which is about people who start believing in occult stuff.

But you yourself seem interested in the kabbalah, alchemy and other occult practices explored in the novel. No, in “Foucault’s Pendulum” I wrote the grotesque representation of these kind of people. So Dan Brown is one of my creatures.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:48 AM   #8

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The Lost Symbol, in my opinion, is the worst Dan Brown book. The best books he's written are Deception Point and Digital Fortress, both of which do not contain Robert Langdon as a character.
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The Lost Symbol, in my opinion, is the worst Dan Brown book. The best books he's written are Deception Point and Digital Fortress, both of which do not contain Robert Langdon as a character.
Never thought of it, but now that I do, I must say, you are right on the spot
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I read "The Lost Symbol" last month. While I'm not a fan of Dan Brown, I must say that I learn a lot from him about the underground societies and occult stuff, and were it not because of these, his novels would be bland.

As for Eco, I say that he's indeed far more superior to Brown, both in writing style and plot.
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