Dan Brown's Next Novel 'The Lost Symbol' Out in September
by Alex Billington
April 20, 2009
Six years after the release of "The Da Vinci Code," Dan Brown is back with another novel titled "The Lost Symbol," a thriller set during a 12-hour period featuring symbolist Robert Langdon. As we already know, Sony is set to release Angels & Demons in theaters on May 15th, Dan Brown's first novel featuring Robert Langdon. I'm sure they're already fleshing out the details to secure the rights to "The Lost Symbol" and get that into production following Angels & Demons. "The Lost Symbol" will hit bookshelves on September 15th later this year. Being a fan of Brown's previous two novels, I know I'll be picking it up that very day.
"This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," Brown said in a statement issued Monday by his publisher. "Weaving five years of research into the story's twelve-hour time frame was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine." What I love about Dan Brown's novels, and subsequently the movies made from them (I'm thinking Angels & Demons more than The Da Vinci Code), are their tight knit, high energy stories, a lot like "24" or even Saw, in a way. As in, Langdon has either 12 or 24 hours to figure out what's going on, and I love how Brown works in those confines.