I had to got out and buy this book as soon as it came out. Loved Angles and Demons, Loved Di Vinci . . . dissapointed in The Lost Symbol. Violent, rambling, extremely predictable. I kept pushing through because 1) I'd dropped $20 or so on the book and 2) because I had high hopes for an exciting reveal at the end. But nope, it was not to be. I felt really let down and cheated! Especially disliked the rambling social and political commentaries. My opinion? reading this book is not worth yout time! Want a Dan Brown book that you might not have read? Try Deception Point instead of The Lost Symbol.