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 by Dan Brown

    3
    By Max6789
    Fascinating, riveting, germane, prescient - but surprisingly repetitive, and way too long to the end. Scold the professional editors who should have been tougher. Hope it becomes a movie.
  • Origin by Dan Brown

    4
    By mlvilleneuve21
    Dan Brown is my favourite author and when I saw this book Origin I was truly excited. I must admit though that I am disappointed by the ending, it lacks originality! On a personal note I also didn’t like the choice of modern art and Spain with all the details describing « modern » architecture. The story within the story with the aging King and the young King and his fiancé was superfluous! But I read the book, it was still a page turner as you want to know what’s happening, and then you get to the end 😶 ... personally I found it lacking. I’m disappointed 😔
  • Very well done

    5
    By Yvesdemontreal
    Amazing conclusions
  • Not worth its price... or its hype

    2
    By letendrec
    A predictable storyline, caracters who become caricatures of themselves, a chase between churches with Robert Langdon and a woman, all seen, done, written and read before. I couldn’t put down Angels and Demons, or Da Vinci code. This one was hard to finish. So was Inferno. This type of storyline has perhaps done its time.. I'll pass on the next ones too.
  • Never got going for me

    3
    By Mungeecake
    Book was alright but nowhere as good as previous work. Don't see this one ever becoming a movie
  • Fun

    5
    By Supersonicclank
    Another great and easy read by Mr. Brown!
  • Another fascinating read

    5
    By Sandra Dethier
    I took my time reading this book because i knew from the beginning that it was going to be captivating. It is very modern in many ways and linked to real life and real issues. There is a lot of depth. I will read it again. I highly recommend it.
  • Page turner

    5
    By G82fish
    Excellent read, full of action, intrigue, romance and always makes you think. Cannot wait for the next book.....hope I don't have to wait four years!
  • Origin

    5
    By Dryland sailor
    Dan Brown has Perhaps the most creative mind in writing on this planet Looking forward to his next book Thank you
  • Origin by Dan Brown

    5
    By GrandmaB.
    Dan Brown always exceeds my expectations and did so, spectacularly, in "Origin". I expected to be entertained but did not anticipate how firmly the story would grip me. I could not put it down, and tried to avoid going to sleep without reading just one more chapter. Alas, I was not a match for the combined effects of fatigue and gravity. Brown kept me guessing, trying to work out who the blame should fall upon for each new revelation and there were many. The characters were well developed and easy to relate to. Brown's vivid imagery of the churches, palaces and gardens of Spain, as well as the intriguing snippets of history surrounding them have formed a determination in me to see them for myself. I heartily recommend this novel.

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