I had so much fun with my first giveaway that when I got a chance to get 2 copies of the book (1 for me and 1 for you) by Simon Cox titled Decoding the Lost Symbol, I had to grab it. I don't know about you, but I always seem to miss some little detail in books like The DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons. I'm hoping that this book will clear up any little details that my pea brain didn't catch the first time or will miss altogether. Hope you feel the same way too.
Can we compare The Lost Symbol with The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons?
Simon Cox says "The Lost Symbol is a thriller that keeps Robert Langdon on his toes and involves some big themes and historical enigmas. However, it's the deeper, more hidden elements of the book that will have the most impact over time. Between the lines of the novel, Dan Brown has attempted to write something akin to a hidden Hermetic text. It's a bold and ambitious undertaking. Indeed, the last ten chapters of the book and the epilogue are more or less an extended treatise on Deism, Hermetic thought, and religious tolerance. "
"The Freemasons are the secret society of choice this time around. There will be those who see Freemasonry as a covert, sinister movement intent on power and blasphemy. Many commentators thought that the Masons would, in effect, be portrayed as the "bad guys," but this is not the case. In fact, Brown makes a convincing argument for Freemasonry being a tolerant and enlightened movement with some interesting and forward-thinking ideas. "
This book should give special insights to the newest Dan Brown book. Read it before you get your hands on the Lost Symbol or after, to explain all the little details you may have missed.
So let's make this fun... to enter, click on comments below and:
- Leave a comment - let me know if you've ever missed a point of interest in a book that someone else pointed out to you later.
- Leave another entry if you're a follower (or become a follower and tell me.)
- Blog about the contest and leave me a link in a third comment. (sidebars are OK).
- No PO Boxes, US residents only. (sorry non-US residents)
- One of your entries (or your blog profile) must have an email address so I can contact you.
- Contest ends December 15th. If I cannot contact the selected winner, I will choose again.