Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Lost Symbol

Posted by Kero at Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Katherine kisses Langdon! No tongue. Sorry.

Yep. I spent the long holiday reading Dan Brown's latest book. Hubby is not the one to buy the latest on anything but being a huge fan of the author's writings, he bought our copy of The Lost Symbol just two days after it hit the shelves of bookstores in Dubai.

This time around, Brown reveals to us the elite brotherhood of Freemasons. Hubby's Uncle and a high school classmate belongs to the group. Hubby was once invited to join the group - although no one is really invited - you join maybe because you are curious or want to know what is the secret they are guarding as you might learn from the book. So maybe i should say 'encouraged' to join the masonry. But i guess the tiny rebellious vein on hubby prevailed, he declined. Maybe due also that there is so much misconception about free masons - i used to think they do not believe in the existence of God.

The book is action-packed and provocative. Some lines maybe redundant....still it does not disappoint. I learned a lot (boy it even tells you how to use an iPhone!) and it is what i love most about reading works of Dan Brown. You will not look at things the same way again after reading his books. And the urge to get an iPhone is stronger than ever lolz!

Anyways i leave you with some spoilers so if you have not read the book, stop right here.

Robert Langdon lists iconic "good vs. evil" match-ups. His list:

Merlin vs. Morgan le Fay
Saint George vs. the Dragon
David vs. Goliath
Snow White vs. the Witch
Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader

The current list:

Taylor Swift VS Kanye West
The United States VS Bernard Madoff
Israel VS Palestine
Batman VS The Joker
Bar Refaeli VS Clothing

For those wondering how parallel it is to Da Vinci Code, here's the plot.

Da Vinci Code
Keystone: box containing a riddle that acted as a lyrical treasure map
Cryptex: device with unknown password containing a working clue

The Lost Symbol
Capstone: stone containing inscription to help solve the mystery
Magic square: device with difficult math problem containing a working map

And last but not the list, after watching movies 1-5....I am confused...

2 sweets for Kero:

darly on September 23, 2009 at 10:58 PM said...

hmm, kaya pala quiet ka momi kero busy ka kay dan brown..

ive also purchased this one- pero ebook nga lang and its in the queue of my reading list, well kasi m still finishing re-reading for the nth time

na-excite ako sa illustration mo, sounds really interesting!!

jan celiz-magtoto on September 24, 2009 at 5:50 AM said...

kero dear. i am so guilty! i haven't been here in your nook for the longest time. i didn't even know you changed your header. i soooo love it! especially the note on it. SO TRUE!!! -bits & pieces


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