The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
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.
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Amazballs!!! Soooo many references to research that enhanced reading experience. Can’t wait TJ read it 2nd, 3rd, 4th time! 55
Not surprising ....Dan Brown delivers yet another thought provoking thriller ! Bravo Dan !! 55
I loved this book as I do of all dan brown’s works. Can’t wait for the next one! 55
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... 45
To date, this is my favorite Dan Brown novel...amazing story telling from the beginning to the end. Awesome! 55
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 55
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! 55
Do not waste your time. 15
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 45
Typical Dan Brown, so, should be liked by his fans. A little predictable for me but as always, quite educational. 35
I normally love Dan Brown books, but this one was a bit of disappointment. The story trudges on forever without much to keep you interested. 35
But I was truly disappointed with Robert Langdon’s recent adventure. Hopefully it’s his last one too. He must be at least 70. 25
All the usual intrigue but a wealth of true info that I had no clue about! But now I am more enlightened!! Loved the book and hope it will be a movie soon! 55
I was encouraged to read this by a good friend who promised me I could looks past the terrible writing to enjoy the plot and interesting thoughts presented. I did like those things, as I’ve enjoyed in past Brown novels, but this time I put the book down more often with frustration at the writing. So while I’ll thank my friend because her heart was in the right place, and her analysis good, I think this will probably be my last Brown book. 35
Great installment in the Robert Langdon series. Loved the setting and the usual twists and turns. 55
Very boring 25
Typical of Dan Brown, but without nearly as much interest factor as some of his earlier works. I read across a broad spectrum and can’t remember the last time I was so disappointed in an author I’ve read before. 15
Although I could predict the ending of the book it kept me hooked until the last page. All Dan Brown books are thought provoking and are written keeping hot issues in mind. I loved just every bit of it.Look forward to more titles in future.👍 55
for anyone who has a high school diploma but failed science class and is still struggling with why creation theory isn’t being taught in public schools. This book won’t answer that question, but you’ll like it. 55
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