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 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

  • Well fleshed out - but ultimately unoriginal.

    3
    By Andrew Cil
    I love Dan Brown books. The amount of real world research required to make novels a like these is impressive. However, Origin failed to impress me due to plotline that has become contrite; A Skynet like AI system that ultimately ends up being the bad guy. It is a story that we have been oversaturated with in recent years, and I was dissapointed that Brown resorted to something so basic for his big twist.
  • Not his best

    4
    By Nttawwt
    Worth the read but definitely not as good as his other books. Kind of anticlimactic.
  • Wow! A Tour de Force!

    5
    By Small town mover
    Robert Langdon brings us readers again a page turner of a novel! Despite an extremely busy "retirement", I could hardly put down Dan Brown's latest, "Origin". It is suspenseful, thrilling, and possesses something hopeful for everyone in this unsettling period of world history. It's worth consideration, if one dares to dare. Happy Trails to you, my fellow readers!
  • Engaging and Fun!!!!!

    5
    By iLouMusic
    Couldn’t put it down, thrilling, thought provoking, geek friendly. Was thoroughly entertained.
  • Dan Brown is Great

    5
    By Mr. Ozymandias
    Loved the book always recommended Dan Brown
  • Awesome!

    5
    By dkanderson.com
    Just read it.
  • WOW

    5
    By Bu3esa999
    Mr.Brown, you did it again, you are a legend. A-must-read-thriller-masterpiece. The downside is that i would have to wait four more years to read your next novel. Remember, there is a god behind the creation.
  • Not his best work

    3
    By Fire480
    Seems like more of a personal statement on society than a well thought out story. Anti-technology and anti-religion with some art and architecture sprinkled in. A decent time killer but not much more. Overall a disappointment.
  • 😍🏬🏬🏬😍🏬😍😍🏬🏬🏬🏬🏬🏬🏬

    5
    By mmccoyccov
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  • ORIGIN was provocative and very well paced!

    5
    By Nolebosa
    One of Dan Browns best reads. As usual the story is cause for deep reflection and possibly a reinforcement of current beliefs with just a little more agility around personal paradigms.

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