Is anybody out there jumping to read the new Dan Brown novel, as my many e-mails from Barnes and Noble and Borders seem to suggest?
I caught the end of an interview with Brown the other day, and he admittedly picks interesting subjects. This time around it’s the Freemasons, who have a long, complicated history and have spewed dozens of conspiracy theories.
I think I’m over the whole Brown phenomenon, though.
I was one of the millions who read The DaVinci Code when it came out.
In fact, my friends and I had a “DaVinci Day” a few summers ago, because we’re nerds like that. We went to the DaVinci exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, discussed the book over lunch and then saw the movie in the evening.
I was so fascinated by symbology that I did pick up Angels and Demons after reading The DaVinci Code.
However, I didn’t watch that movie because the first one bored me out of my mind.
Plus, the book is definitely a page-turner and full of suspense, but it’s not exactly sophisticated literature.
So how about you guys? Will you read it?
I’m saying this now, but I’ll probably pick up The Lost Symbol as soon as everyone starts talking about it. I can’t resist not knowing what everyone else is discussing. And of course, I won’t be able to put it down.
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