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Oct 07

Series Saturday: Robert Langdon

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 4:39 PM by Lindsey Kult

This week's series is Robert Langdon by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon Collage

Genre: 

Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Location in Library: 

Adult Fiction, AF BROWN


Meet the Character: 

Robert Langdon is a Harvard professor of religious iconology and symbology. Early in the series his work draws him into dangerous situations when he attempts to decipher complex puzzles that lead to life-threatening adventures. Later in the series, his reputation places him in danger. He has a photographic memory, which comes in handy as he often has to recall discoveries made earlier in the adventure. While Langdon is not characterized as a womanizer and never courts more than one woman in a book, each book has a new heroine. These women are strong characters and each one aides Langdon in his adventures in her unique way. 

Number in the Series:

There are currently four books in the series, the fifth book is scheduled for publication in September 2017.
  1. Angels & Demons
  2. The Da Vinci Code
  3. The Lost Symbol
  4. Inferno
  5. Origin (Coming September 2017)
Final Word: 

This series has numerous twists and keeps the reader on his/her toes. Robert Langdon uses science, religious theory, puzzle solving, and social ques to escape life or death situations. He is rarely without a female companion, but Dan Brown does not write sexual scenes. These books have been compared to the Indiana Jones and the newest Sherlock Holmes films.