The author of The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons is at it again, filling the world with shadowy symbols and codes and not being very clear about anything, at least not on the surface, because that's the stuff of fiction! At least, that's fiction in the way of Dan Brown. It's up to you to figure things out, with the help of Harvard symbology professor/dubious heartthrob in a tweed jacket and turtleneck, good old courageous stalwart genius love interest Robert Langdon. If you don't figure it out in the end, don't worry: He'll tell you.
Dan Brown, who also has been known to wear a tweed jacket, possibly with a turtleneck, has a new book coming out in just a few months — May 14 to be exact — from Doubleday. And yet ... this is not just an ordinary, "Hey, guys, I have a book coming out, buy it!" routine. There is mystery. There is intrigue. You knew this wasn't going to be easy, right?
The book has no title. Or, rather, it does have a title, but the title was, until this morning, undisclosed. In said novel, writes Alison Flood of the Guardian, our pal Langdon, "will be adventuring through the 'heart of Europe," where he's "drawn into a harrowing world centred on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces." Oooh. Will there be self-flagellating albino monks and/or tattooed antiheroes? We do not know. What we do know is this: