Another Embargo Bites the Dust?

The Lost Symbol is under strict embargo and not supposed to be released until midnight tonight.

However, two major newspapers are running reviews today. Janet Maslin in the New York Times, in a review aptly titled Fasten Your Seatbelts, and Nick Owchar in the L.A. Times agree that the book won’t disappoint fans of The Da Vinci Code, although Owchar says,

And yet, it’s hard to imagine anyone, after reading The Lost Symbol, debating about Freemasonry in Washington, D.C., the way people did Brown’s radical vision of Jesus and Mary Magdalene in “Code.” That book hit a deep cultural nerve for obvious reasons; The Lost Symbol is more like the experience on any roller coaster — thrilling, entertaining and then it’s over.

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Books – (2009-09-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0385504225 / 9780385504225

Also in unabridged audio:

  • CD: $50
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; (September 15, 2009);
  • ISBN-10: 0739319175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739319178

Also from Books on Tape:

  • CD: $100; 9780307704054
  • Narrator: Paul Michael
  • Release Date: 9/15

And large type:

  • Paperback: $31.00
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print; (September 15, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0375434526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375434525

Both the book and audio will be downloadable from OverDrive.

One Response to “Another Embargo Bites the Dust?”

  1. Constant Gina Says:

    We are now entering an age where digital copy sales will surpass the physicals, by far. Welcome to 2010.