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The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's long-anticipated follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, was tipped to smash sales records as it went on sale yesterday morning.Six-and-a-half million copies of the thriller, again featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, have hit bookshop shelves across the English-speaking world, along with an infinite number of e-book versions.The latest novel follows Brown's two previous bestsellers Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, which sparked outrage amongst the Catholic Church and Christian groups.Set mainly in Washington D.C., The Lost Symbol examines conspiracies linked to the Freemasons.Like The Da Vinci Code, which opens with a dying, blood-covered museum curator, Brown's new novel also features a gruesome incident early on.A severed hand marked with Masonic tattoos is propped to point to an 1865 painting of George Washington depicted as a pagan god.Langdon finds the hand after being lured to the Capitol building under the pretext he is to give a speech at the behest of his mentor, Peter Solomon. When he arrives, there is no audience waiting and, after hearing a shriek, he turns to see somebody has deposited Soloman's hand right above the Capitol Crypt.Langdon recognizes that the grisly object resembles something called 'the Hand of the Mysteries'.'It seems the man we are dealing with, in addition to being mentally unstable, is also highly educated,' says Langdon. 'This hand is proof that he is well versed in the Mysteries as well as their code of secrecy. . . . the Hand of the Mysteries is a sacred invitation.'Instead of anti-matter, as featured in Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol has 'Noetics', based on the idea that thought can change the physical world.And like the Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol takes place over just a few hours. The book is based on the idea the Holy Grail was taken to Scotland in 1368 by a Scottish Knight Templar, Henry Sinclair - the grandfather of the man who built the Rosslyn Chapel.It features the symbol of the 33rd degree of the Scottish rite of Freemasonry, the highest rank within the craft in this country.Experts have criticised Brown for 'twisting history' in the book, in which the first U.S. President George Washington, who was a mason, is condemned as a traitor, who had been secretly negotiating with the British during the American War of Independence.Historian Ashley Cowie has lambasted Brown for writing 'fiction not fact' .
Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...l#ixzz0Rg0QykMlhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32863148/ns/today-today_books/Real Place From The Book090915-01-lost-symbol-dc-masonic-temple_big.jpgLMAO AT THE MEDIA
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Gets people thinking but this is a fiction book dont forget

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lol @ believing anything from these type of moviesremember who the guys are funding these big budget movies yh...

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this is a fiction book dont forget
well duuur!how long it take u to come up with that einstine
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lol @ believing anything from these type of moviesremember who the guys are funding these big budget movies yh...
It's a book.
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lol @ believing anything from these type of moviesremember who the guys are funding these big budget movies yh...
It's a book.
lolso simple
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Anyone read it?Was gonna cop it in Asda for a bluey but they sold out....

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the way the media are forcing people to beleive this is fiction is what is getting me, tight little section in the tabloid focussing on how this is all fake and other authors slating it before it was released.hmmmm

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the way the media are forcing people to beleive this is fiction is what is getting me, tight little section in the tabloid focussing on how this is all fake and other authors slating it before it was released.hmmmm
trustThe Sun were making out it was some sort of Harry Potter sh*t
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