Review: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (2-stars)

While the book is a page-turner, I found the plot hard to swallow. Furthermore, I noticed just how awkward of a writer Dan Brown seems to be. He uses many phrases that one would almost expect to find in pulp fiction. Characters are flat, and where they are developed, I was distracted by the writing style. The New Age elements of the book really turned me off, early on, but I pressed on because the book was a page turner. Unfortunately, with one exception (an unexpected plot twist toward the end), they payoff was disappointing.

Originally published at Jamie’s Blog. Please leave any comments there.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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