The Lost Symbol - Women in Dan Browns books Showing 1-14 of 14I agree completely. His strength is in how he uses history, historical places, and historical objects in his stories. Thats what makes his books beautiful.
Most writers pick a time or location for a plot to take place. He uses the same basic plot to display the locations and times he describes. Thats what he does well. The rest isnt worth analyzing, its just support.
"The Lost Symbol" - Magic Squares and the Masonic Cipher
Places to Visit in Dan Brown Novels (from Angels and Demons to Origin)
The novel explores an alternative religious history, whose central plot point is that the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, ideas derived from Clive Prince's The Templar Revelation and books by Margaret Starbird. The Da Vinci Code provoked a popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and Mary Magdalene's role in the history of Christianity. The book has, however, been extensively denounced by many Christian denominations as an attack on the Catholic Church , and consistently criticized for its historical and scientific inaccuracies. The novel nonetheless became a worldwide bestseller  that sold 80 million copies as of [update]  and has been translated into 44 languages. In , a film adaptation was released by Columbia Pictures.
Just like his novel, The Da Vinci Code, any reader will experience a lot of thrills with this other masterpiece from the writer. Here is a gist of the entire novel. The story happens in Washington D. C for 12 hours and mainly concentrates on Freemasonry. Robert Langdon, the lead character, is scheduled to hold a lecture, and to hand over a package to Peter Solomon, his mentor in the United States Capitol. There he finds symbolic items together with what looks like a small pyramid.
Dan Brown is the author of numerous 1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing. He lives in New England with his wife. Where are we going?
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