I feel like I’d be remiss if I let the day pass without at least making note of the fact that Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol, is in stores today. His follow-up to juggernaut The Da Vinci Code, he takes his code solving mysteries to Washington, D.C., which is apparently overrun with power hungry Freemasons. Here’s a heaping helping of links to fill all your Dan Brown needs, if you like that sort of thing. I’ll throw in a couple of other interesting tidbits to keep you on your toes, of course.
- Plug in a city and a sect, and the Dan Brown Sequel Generator will kick out a plot.
- Slate wonders if it’s really possible to be a professor of symbology like Robert Langdon, star of Brown’s novels.
- If you printed the Internet, it would be a book weighing 1.2 billion pounds and 10,000 feet tall.
- Forget vampires. Angels are the coming new big thing in young adult literature.
- Now that the Infinite Jest reading project is coming to a close at Infinite Summer, they’re encouraging people to read Dracula by Halloween.
- Jon Krakauer, who has scored some successes of his own with Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, has a new book out today, too. He talks about Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman at The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR.