Origin by Dan Brown

Origin

By Dan Brown

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
 
Bilbao, Spain
 
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
     As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
     Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
 
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

Reviews

  • Origin

    5
    By daniC725
    Great read! True to the Langdon character mold.
  • Ok read

    3
    By Vol-fan
    A little long winded.
  • Origin

    5
    By Carm0817
    Thank you Dan Brown this book was a masterpiece I read it in 3 days could not put it down. I hope a movie is made it would be excellent. What you have achieved as far as understanding the differences and also similarities between God and Science is uplifting and enlightening.
  • Another classic!

    5
    By schockyourself
    As always with Dan Brown's offerings, I couldn't put it down. Exceptional.
  • Eh...

    3
    By Geigs.
    I found this book to be a big disappointment for me. I think Mr. Brown should let the Robert Langdon thing go myself.
  • Beyond amazing

    5
    By y€ëz¥
    Every time I think Dan Brown has done his best, he somehow manages to too it off with something even more excellent. This book is amazing. And the plot twist is incredible!
  • Philosophical v Story

    4
    By Vashta72
    The philosophical content is intriguing, if a little hard to follow at times. The earlier part of the book is engaging. Towards the end the story telling felt rushed and not particularly interesting.
  • Tedious, Boring, Silly

    1
    By Fin Gomez
    The best part about this book is that it takes place in Spain. Everything else is absurdist Dan Brown. Not the premise mind you but the actual silly story. Silly silly.
  • Origin, 4.5 stars

    4
    By Myob2
    I love Dan Brown! I love the way his mind works! I love the way he draws you into his imagination and wraps fact with fiction in a world of his own making. If half the teachers of history, science, architecture, etc, had his flare multitudes of young people would be drawn into their studies. I have read all his books and every one has taught me something tangible about the world we live in, from polar ice caps to ancient religions, he makes his reader want to know more. And he makes you love it!
  • Origin

    4
    By MbMisfit
    I very much enjoyed this book. If you were a fan of The Da Vinci code. This novel will not disappoint.

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