Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Lost Symbol

After my previous post, it had been quite some time I’ve blog something. Probably is because school is so dull these days that there is nothing to blog about.

Ok, I know I know. The All Hallow’s Eve event was canceled and everything and I'm supposed to post something like mockery or something of that sort. But somehow I just don’t have the heart to type that kind of thing. Let’s forget about this and look into something else.

Now my father is back from the Sudan, permanently, thank God. Yester-night, He took the whole family to Jusco at Balakong. This seems to you it’s like something you do everyday or weekend but imagine haven’t go out with your whole family for one solid year. You have to experience it yourself or you must have extraordinary imaginative mind to feel it.

Back to the main point.

So we went there do some window and real shopping. In the Popular Bookstore, something caught my eye. It’s a book called The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

I believe that you’ve heard of the names of his ‘creations’ although you might not know the name of the author.

The book Angels & Demons, a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel which later was ‘transform’ into the movie Angels & Demons and released during May 15, 2009.

The book The Da Vinci Code, a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel which later was also ‘transform’ into the movie The Da Vinci Code and released during May 19, 2006.

The part which mystifies me is why the movie production company chooses to make the movie The Da Vinci Code 1st although the book is published 3 years later after the book Angels and Demons.

Ok don’t mind that part…

Now a bit of the books background…

“The Lost Symbol, formerly known as the
working title The Solomon Key, is a 2009 novel by American writer Dan Brown. It had a first printing of 6.5 million (5 million in North America, 1.5 million in the UK), the largest in its publisher's history. On its first day the book sold one million in hardcover and e-book versions in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada, making it the fastest selling adult novel in history.”

So I persuaded my father to buy me the book. I really have to because I REALLY CANNOT AFFORD IT MYSELF! It costs RM 80.10 and that’s still because there’s a 20% rebate!

And unsurprisingly, I finished the book already. Hmm… My best record is still 2 days just like the book Deathly Hallows.

I’m telling you, everyone is encouraged to read this book! Although it’s A BIT religious but if you read it as a book to learn and enjoy, it’ll blow your mind away. SERIOUSLY!

The story rotates around the beliefs of the Freemasons and their way of seeing the world. I can't give direct details of the story, it'll spoil the fun. After reading it, I’m like Oh My God, this book don’t worth RM80. It’s contents, words, lessons worth more than that. I now start to see the world a bit differently. The feeling is indescribable.

If you can, buy the book and read it. It worth more than it costs.