Origin - 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

  • Great

    5
    By Jvhenry
    Dan Brown has a tendency to have amazing ideas, but formulaic writing. This book though was incredibly interesting and different. I really enjoyed it!
  • My new favorite!

    5
    By AZfunDevil
    Amazballs!!! Soooo many references to research that enhanced reading experience. Can’t wait TJ read it 2nd, 3rd, 4th time!
  • Once Again

    5
    By 1mauiboy
    Not surprising ....Dan Brown delivers yet another thought provoking thriller ! Bravo Dan !!
  • Best of the best

    5
    By Jesjaz
    I loved this book as I do of all dan brown’s works. Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Captivating and thrilling

    4
    By HMGuiot
    This is not masterpiece in literature, but Brown’s stories are always intriguing, appealing, and fun to read. I enjoyed the recollections of some of my favorite places in Spain (Bilbao and Barcelona). I just finished this one and I am already looking forward to reading Professor Langdon’s next adventure...
  • Excellent!

    5
    By rakboat1
    To date, this is my favorite Dan Brown novel...amazing story telling from the beginning to the end. Awesome!
  • Origins

    5
    By hcclc
    As ever and even more so, I so loved this book, this author is everything. Origins enveloped me from the beginning. In the middle I knew I had to leave everything else aside and could not put this book down. It never let me down as I completed reading till the end. Now I have much to think about and I need to visit Barcelona and walk the steps and see the sights as brilliantly written by Dan Brown. Linda Connally
  • Most Excellent Story

    5
    By d2daniela
    When reading book after book like I do, the truly great ones really stand out! This is the best book I’ve read since I’ve read Night Train to Lisbon last year!
  • Self indulgent tripe

    1
    By DSB111
    Do not waste your time.
  • Origin

    4
    By ja.nichols
    Very exasperating. It took 2/3rds of the book just to get the passcode. It was like reading Robert Jordan in that regard . Overall I am amazed at the answer the book gave in answer to deep questions( where we from and where we are going). I personally am a religionist. So I agree with Professor Langdon’s answer in patterns and codes

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