I'm a big fan of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, so I was pretty excited for his newest book, The Lost Symbol. My timing was perfect: I started reading it right after my husband and I watched the movie Angels and Demons for the first time.
As with the other two books, The Lost Symbol was amazingly well researched. It never ceases to amaze me how he comes up with all this stuff. I mean, he creates puzzles and comes up with answers to incredibly old mysteries that actually sound plausible. And he does all that while crafting a well-written story.
I often find that with these books, I get even more out of it the second time I read it. So I'll put my copy away for a while, and come back to it in six months or a year. Maybe by that time they'll even have an illustrated edition — I have first printings of the illustrated editions of both earlier books, so I'd love to have this one in a similar edition to complete my set!