Origin - Dan Brown

Origin

By Dan Brown

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,641 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Provocative

    5
    By jpgolfer
    This is a deeply provocative novel with far reaching ideas and thoughts. Loved all the references to Spanish history!
  • Easy read!

    5
    By 0L1V3R8188
    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.
  • Wonderful Book

    5
    By Lisalonewolf
    Once I picked up this book I could hardly put it down. I will recommend this book to all I know.
  • not challenging enough, a bit boring!

    3
    By Sofifi S
    somewhat disappointing !
  • Great concept but slightly predictable

    4
    By Mncm27
    The main concept in the book was very intriguing and extremely believable. A great twist on technology and the future. However, parts of the plot were predictable and made the overall story a bit disappointing. Definitely worth the read though.
  • Origin

    5
    By Rhett h
    Like all of Dan Brown’s books, it is very enjoyable, entertaining and leaves you with something positive to think about.
  • Origin, a review

    5
    By MCato E
    From the start, I could not put it down. Riveting and suspenseful. The author described all the key places in such graphic detail, he created a perfect picture in my minds eye. I believe I shall read it once again. Mary Cato-Ewald
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  • Origin

    4
    By Thirsty Whale
    Thought-provoking. A bit too long for the essence. Character development is just okay. Plot has one or two “rational leaps”. Overall I enjoyed it and had no trouble reading it all.
  • A Gripping Story until the Reveal

    4
    By Mminu
    The buildup was intense and gripping but the climax was rather disappointing not unlike a clickbait article. Interestingly, it was very obvious that it was someone of the older generation writing this novel by how he approached technology. Overall, not bad.

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