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September 01, 2009
"The secret is how to die."
The rumored first line of the book? Or a red herring to throw us off the track?
What's up with the wax seal on the cover? All those odd hieroglyphics?
That strange doorknob leading to what dark secrets?
What does the Washington Monument have to do with it? The Solomon Key?
Is the Lost Symbol the Constellation of Orion? A ciphered pictogram?
Are we the product of an alien race?
Which is only the best-selling novel of all time.
The website is ticking off the seconds to its September 15th due date, as we speculate what it's about.
The book’s narrative supposedly takes place in a 12-hour period, and from the first page, “Dan’s readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape.”
How much can Langdon do in 12 hours? Well, this is Tom Hanks we’re talking about.
Brown says the novel, based on five years of research, is "set deep within the enigmatic brotherhood of the Masons and will explore the hidden history of our nation's capital."
We do know most of our Nation's Founding Fathers, including George Washington, were members of the Freemasons and they weren't laying bricks.
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that traces its origins to the stonemasons' guild. They're big on metaphors, secret handshakes and bizarre passwords.
You might remember a chapter of it from an episode of the "Honeymooners."
Today, it's got about five million members, conspiring, no doubt, on world domination.
So what is Dan Brown's book about?
Is the Father of our Country, if it is about him, a womanizer? Nothing really sensational about that.
Engaged in Satanic cults? Not edgy enough.
Was he a traitor, secretly negotiating with the British during the American War of Independence?
Even worse, an alien traitor?
Now, we might be getting somewhere.
Conspiracy theories. Aliens? The Solomon Key? It’s got it all.
At the risk of taking issue with this publishing phenomenon, he's not big on things like characterization and prose. It's sort of writing by the numbers, with a mini cliffhanger on every page to keep you turning them.
Which brings me to the question:
Does Dan Brown's success say more about us than him?
Or should I just shut up and buy the book, like everyone else in the world?
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