Now we’ll talk something about the novel. I sincerely felt this book as inferior than two other drama of Prof. Robert Langdon. The whole plot is of Washington DC , where Langdon unveiled so many Masonic architecture including US Capitol Building, Washington monument, White House, Smithsonian Institute etc. and tell the hidden Masonic relations with this building, while helping unwillingly the villain of the novel who is in search of the LOST WORD, which will give him greatest power and complete his transformation to almost like GOD. Author also discuss various Masonic ritual’s which considered to be dark side of life but author explains its noblest aspects of those initiations like from first to 33rd degree of initiations, Chamber of Reflection, etc.
The Lost Symbol, discuss various ancient cultures and their philosophies and discoveries Egyptian, Pythagorean, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Judeo-Christian, Pythagoras, alchemy, mysticism, magic etc. Sadly Dan Brown claims the invention of the number zero is done by Arabs, but the world know this greatest gift in number system is given by Hindu culture.
There are through description and analysis of various architecture and theories in this book I liked a lot is like importance of cornerstone, Washington monument, the Unfinished Pyramid in one-dollar bill, America’s “thirteen” conspiracy theories it means exactly thirteen storage rooms buried beneath the U.S. Capitol, the Great Seal of the United States had thirteen stars, thirteen arrows, thirteen pyramid steps, thirteen shield stripes, thirteen olive leaves, thirteen olives, thirteen letters in “annuit coeptis”, thirteen letters in “e pluribus unum”.
Overall I feel it 's worth to read if you wish to know something about freemasonry and relation of ancient America with masonic concept. According to me I will give this 4.5 points out of 10.
I am now thinking to read my long time awaited book The Story of My Experiments with Truth is the autobiography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandh.Happy Thinking Naturally..........