The Lost Symbol

This should make a few people out there happy, as long as they aren’t Catholic. Dan Brown’s long-awaited third novel in the Robert Langdon series, The Lost Symbol, finally has a release date. This is from the official press release…

New York, NY (April 20, 2009) Dan Brown’s new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Doubleday on September 15, 2009.

The Lost Symbol will have a first printing of 5 million copies, and it will once again feature Dan Brown’s unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. The announcement was made today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

“This is a great day for readers and booksellers,” said Mehta. “The Lost Symbol is a brilliant and compelling thriller. Dan Brown’s prodigious talent for storytelling, infused with history, codes and intrigue, is on full display in this new book. This is one of the most anticipated publications in recent history, and it was well worth the wait.”

In related news, Columbia Pictures is already moving forward with a film adaptation. Again, I’m not even sure this book has anything to do with the Catholic church, but they shouldn’t let that stop them from protesting it. And rightly so. We all knew that if there was ever anything capable of tearing down the Catholic church, it would probably have Tom Hank’s name attached to it.

The entire press release can be read here.

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