Origin

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.


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AZfunDevil

My new favorite!5 star

Amazballs!!! Soooo many references to research that enhanced reading experience. Can’t wait TJ read it 2nd, 3rd, 4th time! 55

1mauiboy

Once Again5 star

Not surprising ....Dan Brown delivers yet another thought provoking thriller ! Bravo Dan !! 55

Jesjaz

Best of the best5 star

I loved this book as I do of all dan brown’s works. Can’t wait for the next one! 55

HMGuiot

Captivating and thrilling4 star

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

rakboat1

Excellent!5 star

To date, this is my favorite Dan Brown novel...amazing story telling from the beginning to the end. Awesome! 55

hcclc

Origins5 star

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

d2daniela

Most Excellent Story5 star

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

DSB111

Self indulgent tripe1 star

Do not waste your time. 15

ja.nichols

Origin4 star

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

stone crap

Origin3 star

Typical Dan Brown, so, should be liked by his fans. A little predictable for me but as always, quite educational. 35

Cz3266

Not as good as I hoped3 star

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

Electrogildo

Big Dan Brown Fan2 star

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

Ma'ili

Never disappoints!5 star

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

Auggie's Man

Plot 5, writing 13 star

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

Ryno72

In Winston we Trust5 star

Great installment in the Robert Langdon series. Loved the setting and the usual twists and turns. 55

poosnot

Boring...2 star

Very boring 25

A Gotthardt

Awful — basically a propaganda screed against religion1 star

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

Mr Gaston

Awesome book5 star

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

Dr.Junk

A Great Read5 star

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

Howehouse

I have5 star

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