I have not read Dan Brown's latest novel but I can tell you that in every airport I was in for the past two weeks it was prominently featured. A publisher's dream--it sold one million copies on its first day (hardcover and e-book versions). I read the Da Vinci Code and in spite of its terrible theology and history thought it was a fun read. I'm not sure I will read The Lost Symbol. For those who are interested I found this review by Greg Clark on The Centre for Public Christianity.