The Lost Symbol Is Teletubbies for Grown-ups’

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Over at the Vulture Reading Room, where our panel of experts is discussing Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, New York's Boris Kachka posits that Brown is underestimating our intelligence: "In a book that took six years to write, can utter carelessness alone account for italicized thoughts rephrasing dialogue that’s just been spoken, the recap in one two-page chapter of the action covered in the preceding two-page chapter, or the repetition of word strings as stupefying as 'Systems security specialist Mark Zoubianis'?" [Vulture Reading Room]