Friday, January 1, 2010

The Lost Symbol

I just finished Dan Brown’s latest book, The Lost Symbol. I enjoyed it to a great extent, especially being introduced to curious new subjects such as Noetic theory. As with most commercial successes, The Lost Symbol did not go down well with critics. But of course, the culture elite can’t stay elitist if their taste blends with the populace. Good for them.

Just as with Brown’s previous book, The Da Vinci Code, it sparked my interest in code breaking. Researching cryptography, I stumbled upon the tweleve discussion forum, dedicated to solving puzzles and treasure hunts. There, I discovered two intriguing unsolved puzzles: Maranatha and Quest for the Golden Eagle. It doesn’t hurt that there is a million dollar prize in each puzzle. Wish me luck.