Who is Albrecht Durer? Never heard of him…. until I read The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. He was a 16th century multi-talented artist, much like Da Vinci. However, it was not the symbolisms in his painting that I was intrigued with, rather the Sudoku square in the background.
It was a 4 x 4 square which, impressively, has the same total not just horizontally and vertically, but also diagonally!
And I even have trouble solving the 3 x 3 squares!
Truthfully, I am not a fan of Dan Brown. But I have enjoyed Tom Hank’s movies made based on his books. To say the least, they are interesting.
So, when I saw a few copies of the hardcover ‘Lost Symbol’ at the state public library, I flipped through one and was really fascinated by the colourful illustrations in it.
Really nice! So, I decided to read it, in spite of the fact that I have read reviews that described the Lost Symbol as a let-down.
Frankly speaking, the first few chapters were engrossing enough to make me want to read the book to the end. But the ending was not as spectacular as the storyline and truly a let-down (serve me right for not heeding the reviews!).
Still, I learnt a few stuff/theories about the American history and its leaders’ probable connection with the Freemasons.
The Lost Symbol
I have also not heard of Noetic science until I read The Lost Symbol. I am still uncertain what it truly is. And then, there’s Deciphering the Lost Symbol: Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington, D.C. by Christopher Hodapp. Luckily, I found this book after I have finished with The Lost Symbol, for it contained spoilers.
The author is a Freemason and an expert on the history of the organisation, therefore, he had the confidence to further explained or refute the facts mentioned in The Lost Symbol.