11/16/09

Giveaway of a special look at the Lost Symbol!

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.

18 comments:

Sue said...

Our book group read The History of Love last year and it was amazing how we all read it differently and I loved getting everyone's perspective as we discussed it.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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mindy said...

no i have not as i tend to tear a book apart when i read it. i might interpret things differently though. minsthins at optonline dot net

Renee G said...

Although I tend to read a book carefully, there's also some a few small points that escape me.
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Minute said...

I probably do but people don't usually talk to me about books so I wouldn't know. minute11@gmail.com

jemscout425 said...

only because i read it first when i was young and missed that the main character was gay, which now looking back makes much more sense
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susan said...

I sometimes miss little details, that should have been obvious..

Deedles said...

No, I haven't. I tend to get so involved in the story while reading and often just stop to think about what I just read.

Sahm Lee said...

No, I really get into the books that I'm reading and never miss it! thanks for the contest!
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justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I have often been enlightened by people who are reading the same book and finding things that I didn't see.. that's why I love book clubs.

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I am a new follower.

Jasmyn said...

I try very hard to read at a pace so that I don't miss details, but it still happens. There have been many times I was shocked to find out someone had figured something out and was pointed to a section that revealed it all that I somehow just didn't catch.

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Jasmyn said...

I am a follower!

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Bethie said...

I guess I do miss some points. But its only brought to my attention when a friend reads the same book and we have a chance to discuss it.

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Giveaway Roundup said...

Yes, sometimes I think I do miss points that others get. I think it depends on how "into" the book I am.
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Giveaway Roundup said...

I am also a follower.
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Kaye said...

Oh, I'm sure I miss things when I read. One of the best parts of a book club is to see the different opinions of a book.

This is a great giveaway. I don't know how I missed it. I'm glad you extended the deadline.

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Kaye said...

I'm a follower!

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Kaye said...

I'm a follower!

florida982002[at]yahoo.com