New Dan Brown: The Lost Symbol, Coming September 15

Remember when everyone was reading Dan Brown? (That was before everyone was reading Twilight, and somewhere in the middle of when everyone was reading Harry Potter...) The Da Vinci Code sold roughly 12.6 bazillion copies, and led several zillions of those readers to his earlier books, Digital Fortress, Deception Point, and Angels and Demons (coming on May 15 to a theater near you). But it's now been six years since The Da Vinci Code (and five since the special illustrated edition!), and after much speculation about his follow-up, the official announcement is here. Long-rumored to be called The Solomon Key (to the extent that there was even a Guide to Dan Brown's Solomon Key available on our site), the new book, which features Da Vinci hero Robert Langdon, is going to called The Lost Symbol, and it will be published by Doubleday on September 15, 2009. We don't have a listing for the book on Amazon yet this morning, but I'll give a shout as soon as we do. [Update: our page for The Lost Symbol is live now.]

The full press release from Doubleday follows after the jump. My favorite line, from Brown himself, alluding both to the 12-hour period the book's story takes place in and his own multi-year journey to the finish line: "Robert Langdon’s life clearly moves a lot faster than mine." --Tom

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The Lost Symbol is a brilliant and compelling thriller. Dan Brown’s prodigious talent for storytelling, infused with history, codes and intrigue, is on full display in this new book.
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Posted by: Chin Hook | Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 12:21 AM

I cannot wait and have started a page dedicated to the book at
Unfortunately, it is going to be September before I can post my review there!


Posted by: Brenda | Saturday April 25, 2009 at 4:09 AM

The books starts with the usual Dan Brown pace and grip. The build-up and intrigue are exactly what you expect. Towards the end, however, you realize that the big reveal is just a fizzle.

Posted by: Amit Agarwal | Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 5:05 AM

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