Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol Audiobook
Some might say that this book is just a simple copy of the two previous volumes, Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. I will not contradict them, because it is true that the main lines of the plot remain the same over and over. But this is often – even always – the case in the series, so I can not find anything wrong with that, especially since the most important for me is not the overall construction of the novel, but the plot. in herself.
I liked this novel very much, and it is quite difficult for me to find negative points in it, except perhaps the excess of what I would call theatricality. By dint of hiding again and again the truth behind a good number of enigmas, and of bringing to life a thousand adventures putting the lives of the characters in danger so many times, we could end up getting bored. It was not my case however, because I love complicated plots, and even more adventures.
I really liked the informative side of this book. The information provided to us on various subjects demonstrates the author’s immense research work. besides, all the puzzles of an esoteric nature fascinate me, and I really loved learning more about them. Finally, I must admit that the book made me want to visit Washington, which until then seemed boring and dreary The Lost Symbol Audiobook free.
But above all, I liked the reflection that reading this novel provoked. As I closed the book, I began to wonder about myself, and the entire universe. And that’s one of the qualities that I appreciate the most in a novel.
Now is the time to tell you about the characters. I will only keep here one: Malak’h. I found this character to be the best worked.
Robert Langson, the main character, lacks true psychological depth. He is quite interesting however, and if I only deplore one thing, it is his measured and reserved side that sometimes makes him pass for a sissy, I still admire the same character trait that makes him who he is, which somehow makes him wiser and more humble.
Peter Solomon seemed very promising to me, unfortunately he is hardly present in the novel. His sister Katherine leaves me unsatisfied. I will not say that it is useless, since it plays a rather important role all the same, but it is absolutely not worked. It doesn’t really have a character of its own, or even an identity. She is what she is supposed to be, namely scientific. And it stops there.
I also think that the main criticism that I would make the author, concerning his characters, would be that they are far too stereotypical: Langdon is a teacher and acts as such, Katherine is a scientist, and does the same, Sato belongs to, and remains an agent of, etc.
Not once has a character done what is not expected of him. Even Malak’h, in the role of the villain. But he, at least, at a psychological depth. We know why and how he became who he is, we can see his weakness behind his madness, we understand the reasons that motivate him.
Finally, anyway, I still have a very good impression. The plot and the abundant information largely compensate – very largely – the characters’ flaw. It is a very pleasant reading and I find absolutely nothing to fault with the writing of the author, very fluid and making the reading easy.