How is it that the same author can write one of my favourite books of all time (Angels and Demons) and then go and write one of the worst of all time? I guess the disappointment is even greater cos I enjoyed his other tomes.
The Lost Symbol is about the Masons and the Ancient Mysteries buried in DC. The person who can find the Mysteries will be the most powerful person ever, etc, and similar hokum. The plot’s not always too important, however, if there’s good characterisation and drama throughout. Unfortunately, there’s neither in the Lost Symbol. It starts promisingly enough, but rapidly slides into pseudo-evangelical clap-trap for the rest of the way. Here’s a clue and this is what it means. Here’s another and it means this. No ambiguity. Just another clue explained. ABC. 123. Shame, I say! 3/10
Well, enough ‘humbugging’ from me. Merry xmas, y’all. God bless us every one.