The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend 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, and one of Langdon’s first students.
But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel 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 an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
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Not the best dan brown but still entertaining. At points it got a little predictable and a little slow, but still overall a good read. 45
Great book but I would like to point out that humans did not evolve from chimpanzees and that the TRS-80 did not have a caps lock key. 45
I loved most of Dan Browns books but this is by far the worst. 25
Totally relevant 55
Now I really want to revisit Spain to see the sites described in the book that I missed on past visits. The storyline of Origin tends to follow the same pattern as Mr. Brown’s other Langdon books, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. However, I did figure out the conclusion of this book about three quarters of the way through it, but that just motivated me to keep reading to see if I was right. And, as another reviewer already mentioned, I do see how Mr. Brown could write a sequel because he did leave us with a few loose ends, but I won’t mention them for the sake of people who may be reading this review prior to reading the book. Anyway, if he does write a sequel, I will be one of the first in line to purchase it. 55
This is a deeply provocative novel with far reaching ideas and thoughts. Loved all the references to Spanish history! 55
There’s a lot to unpack in a book that delves and intertwines fiction with non-fiction ideas. Origin does it cleverly and entertainingly. Sometimes the imagination for the actual storytelling lacks effort as you see the main effort is put forth in trying to make the notions believable and better yet, comprehensible, which in no doubt is done successfully. Nevertheless, a fun read with a lot of questions lingering afterwards-which to me, it’s how you realize if a novel is successful—by staying with the reader and challenging your own beliefs and understandings. 55
Once I picked up this book I could hardly put it down. I will recommend this book to all I know. 55
Dan Brown’s Origin continues his page turning style of weaving scientific and spiritual benchmarks with unconventional plausible possibilities as this story seem less fiction than non-fiction. Time will tell! 15
somewhat disappointing ! 25
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. 15
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! 45
I very much enjoyed this book. If you were a fan of The Da Vinci code. This novel will not disappoint. 45
...and, to honor the author’s efforts, should be just as thoughtfully read. And considered. 55
Awesome novel. Awesome story line. Had to keep reading and reading, wondering what was going on, what was happening. It was great all the way to the end, and a surprise ending at that! 55
Politicians are thought to be the most long winded of our species but this author has challenged that claim. He has taken a good idea for a short story and stretched it to the breaking point. There is very little action for the first 20% of the book. The rest of the story is stuck in between bits of rhetoric, explanations, and philosophy. Not until the last 10% does he get to the point of the story. At least the book is set amid the beauty of Gaudi's Barcelona but the little amount of story is somewhat predictable and turns the questions of "Where did we come from? And Where are we going?" Into "Mom, are we there yet?". 25
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Rambling, boring with little to no insightful writing. Brown has jumped the shark. 15