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Report: New Dan Brown novel, “Inferno”, a new Robert Langdon story, will get May 14th, release…

I’m a big fan of Dan Brown. I loved, “The Da Vinci Code”, and “Angels & Demons”, even the movies were real good too! However, the third Robert Langdon story, “The Lost Symbol”, was really bad. I didn’t like that one at all. So hopefully this new one, “Inferno”, will be a good one. Hope, Dan will redeem himself. I loved the Robert Langdon stories, but he went downhill with, “The Lost Symbol”. I’m definitely going to buy, “Inferno”, when it comes out, so hope it will be worth the money. Please, don’t make me disappointed with the next one.

More on the story, here.

Kev

Book Review: “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown

Today, I had just finished reading the book, “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown. Which is the third book of the Robert Langdon, trilogy. “Angels & Demons” was the first book, which is the prequel to, “The Da Vinci Code” which makes it the second book. “The Lost Symbol” is the third book, taken place after the events of “The Da Vinci Code”. Robert Langdon is a Harvard professor who is an expert on iconology and symbology. Robert immediately knows what historical symbols mean and he can figure them out.

The story, “The Lost Symbol” is about Robert Langdon getting invited to the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. to give a lecture to young students. He was invited by his mentor, Peter Solomon, who is a 33rd Degree Mason. Robert later learns that invitation was not from Peter Solomon. Peter was actually kidnapped and missing. The kidnapper is a man named, Mal’ahk, and he wants to find something called, The Lost Word, which he believes is hidden somewhere underground in, Washington D.C. Robert tries to investigate, the Lost Word, so he can try and rescue his friend, Peter Solomon.

I love the work of Dan Brown. He’s one of my favorite authors. I love his detailed and inspiring writing but the thing is, this book is a bit of a disappointment. Not the best one of the trilogy. Why didn’t I like it that much? Well, for one the story was way too predictable. Dan also wrote this novel as if he’s writing a screenplay, instead of a novel. The chapters are too short, and he described everything as if it was a movie on the big screen. Come on Dan, I know your books are being made into movies now, but leave your writing to the screenwriters. I also didn’t care for the villain in the book. How many times do we have to put up with a story where a psycho madman kidnaps somebody because he wants something that’s valuable?

This book didn’t all the way suck, there was a very few things I liked about it. While this book is fictional, I enjoyed how realistic the book was. Most of the symbols and historical facts in the books are real. I never knew about that capstone of the Washington Monument that had the words Laus Deo, carved on the top of it. You learn something new every time you read these Robert Langdon books and that’s why I love reading them.

It was an okay read, but kind of disappointing. I still say, “Angels & Demons”, was the best Robert Langdon book so far.

Will  Tom Hanks and Ron Howard ever get together to make the movie, of “The Lost Symbol”? I’m sure they’ll do it someday but it won’t be for a long time. Ron Howard will be busy doing the Dark Tower series and I’m sure Tom will be busy with other projects of his own as well.

Hopefully there will be a 4th Robert Langdon book. I’m sure there will be another one.

Kev

Report: Third Da Vinci Code movie greenlighted, next one is called, “The Lost Symbol”…

With “Angels and Demons” fast approaching to hit theaters everywhere May 15th, Columbia pictures already greenlighted a 3rd movie to the Da Vinci Code trilogy. The next one is titled, “The Lost Symbol” adapted from the Dan Brown novel which is set to hit bookstores, Sept. 15th.

The third book, “The Lost Symbol” is still based on Robert Langdon adventures, the story taken place after, “The Da Vinci Code”. “Angels and Demons” is a prequel which means it’s taken place before.

I can’t wait to see “Angels and Demons” film in May which I will see. I loved the book and will see the movie too. Yes, I’m pretty sure Ron Howard and Tom Hanks will return again for the “The Lost Symbol” film as well although this article doesn’t confirm them in returning. I’m also looking forward to picking up, “The Lost Symbol”, novel as I’m a huge Dan Brown fan.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118002603.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Kev

Cool Video: “Angels and Demons” teaser trailer NOW online!!!

The Ron Howard and Tom Hanks movie “Angels and Demons” which is a prequel to the movie “The Da Vinci Code” based upon the books by Dan Brown, the teaser trailer to the prequel is now online finally.

The film looks great!

See the trailer at the films official website here:

http://angelsanddemons.msn.com/#/trailer/

Remember this is NOT a sequel to “The Da Vinci Code”, this is a prequel which means the story happened before. Honestly, I thought “Angels and Demons” was a much better book than “The Da Vinci Code”.

Dan Brown did once announce that he is writing a sequel to “The Da Vinci Code” to complete the trilogy.

Kev