Dan Brown returns!

While the Internet has been abuzz with news about Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, for weeks, we thought our Book Case readers might want a bit more on Brown. Years (and several title incarnations) in the making, the long-awaited follow-up to The Da Vinci Code will be released from Doubleday on September 15th, 2009.bam-lost-symbol3

When the news of this momentous publication hit the web, The Lost Symbol shot to #1 on Amazon.com almost immediately. And B&N.com is offering pre-order customers a whopping 40% discount. With an unprecedented first printing of five million copies, we’re sure the folks at Doubleday are hoping to break all kinds of pre-order—and overall—sales records.

About The Lost Symbol, Brown’s longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, says, “Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book’s narrative takes place in a 12-hour period, and from the first page, Dan’s readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. The Lost Symbol is full of surprises.”

While you’re waiting for publication of The Lost Symbol, you can check out Ron Howard’s big screen adaptation of Angels & Demons, angels-and-demons-poster2the prequel to The Da Vinci Code, which hits theaters nationwide on May 15th. Fan favorite Tom Hanks stars again as Robert Langdon, and this time we’ll watch Landgon track a legendary secret society, the Illuminati, and their connection with the recent murder of renowned physicist.

So which Dan Brown event are you more excited about—the movie of the summer or the bestseller of the fall?

6 Responses to Dan Brown returns!

  1. April Hawkins says:

    I am looking forward to the release of the movie as well as the book. It will be interesting to see how they turn Angels and Demons into a sequel rather than a prequel as it was written. The book is something I have been waiting for since I finished Da Vinci Code. I love Dan Brown’s work and keep trying to get my future sister in law to have a special midnight release party for The Lost Symbol at our local B and N!

  2. beingmaisie says:

    the book of course, im not a movie fan

  3. Ti says:

    Lots and lots of buzz about this one.

  4. theoates says:

    Both of these look incredible, but the books inevitably feature a much more intricate plot than the film and Dan Brown has an unmatched ability to write a riveting story

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