December 1, 2009 4 flames 1

Author: Simon Cox
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
Source: FSB Associates

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (November 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743287274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743287272

Dan Brown’s new novel once again features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, this time in the United States, racing to uncover clues and crack codes involving secrets that are perpetuated to this day. But how much of the novel is true and what is pure fiction? Simon Cox, bestselling author of Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels & Demons, offers the first definitive guide to all the mysteries featured in The Lost Symbol.

Based on extensive research, this A-to-Z guide lists the real people, organizations, and themes featured in Dan Brown’s latest novel, explains their histories and their meanings, reproduces and analyzes the symbols themselves, and provides insider knowledge gleaned from years of exhaustive study. From the monuments of Washington, D.C., to the secrets of Salt Lake City and the hidden enclaves in Langley, Virginia, Cox knows where the facts are hidden about the Freemasons, Albert Pike, the Rosicrucians, the Founding Fathers, and more.

This is the only resource you’ll need to understand and enjoy the complex new world of The Lost Symbol.


I was one of those people that didn’t like The Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons. You had to think to much to understand what was going on and when I read or watch a movie I want to enjoy, not to cause brain overload. So I knew I was not going to be a fan of The Lost Symbol.

Now that I have read this book, I understand things more clearly and have gotten an idea of secret meanings and conspiracies. This book explains things easily for some of us that like to just enjoy, not think too much. It explains the meaning of symbols, The Great Pyramids and even the symbolism of the dollar bill. I received a history lesson while reading it and I actually enjoyed the lesson!

This is a great book for fans of the movies and books. It gives you the insider track on everything!


Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

One Response to “DECODING THE LOST SYMBOL by Simon Cox”

  1. Linore

    I’m stopping by because I saw a post you did about Georgette Heyer. (A nice surprise to come across such a lovely blog!)
    Just wanted to mention that it never ceases to amaze me that Heyer fans are everywhere–and yet publishers don’t seem to think people enjoy traditional books in the regency genre anymore (except for my publisher and a few others–thankfully!!)
    Well, keep up the good reading and posting.: )

    Linore Rose Burkard

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