4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not only bad, but with commercials, too,
This review is from: The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) (Hardcover)
On top of all the other excellent reviews of this poor book, add questionable product mentions.
Chapter 1 is only 3.5 pages and there are five name-brand identifications of products.
On page 1, there are mentions of an Otis elevator and a Falcon 2000EX corporate jet with Pratt & Whitney engines.
And, Langdon, wearing a Harris Tweed jacket, is picked up a Lincoln Town Car .
The books has many other mentions, few of which serve any real purpose to the plot or even the visual context of a scene. The effect is commercialization, even though I doubt it was intended to benefit Brown directly.