One of the most anticipated books of the fall, a book that could perhaps give declining book sales a legitimate bump, is out tomorrow. It’s Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, which follows the main character of his previous hits The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons through a new mystery, which takes place in – of all places – DC. Yours truly has invested he $9.99 required to have a copy automatically delivered to my Kindle, and I will be coming back with thoughts later this week. Let me say I’m in the Skarsgard camp when it comes to DB. If the past books are any indication, here is what we can look for in this newest installment:
Main character Robert Langdon gets summoned some place against his will to solve mystery. Bobby meets seductive/mysterious/intriguing yet brilliant woman to fall in love with later. Mystery deepens via disturbing incidents. Robby L works to solve mystery, lady friend is endangered. R-dawg saves woman, solves mystery (turns out it was that person you never suspected because they were a “good guy”!!). Tom Hanks Prof. Langdon gets woman and they ride off into the sunset on the presidential helicopter with Barry O in the drivers seat. Nick Cage moves over from National Treasure francise to star in film adaptation, which will diverge greatly from the book but be equally as bad entertaining.