Origin

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 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

  • WOW

    5
    By Bu3esa999
    Mr.Brown, you did it again, you are a legend. A-must-read-thriller-masterpiece. The downside is that i would have to wait four more years to read your next novel. Remember, there is a god behind the creation.
  • Not his best work

    3
    By Fire480
    Seems like more of a personal statement on society than a well thought out story. Anti-technology and anti-religion with some art and architecture sprinkled in. A decent time killer but not much more. Overall a disappointment.
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    5
    By mmccoyccov
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  • ORIGIN was provocative and very well paced!

    5
    By Nolebosa
    One of Dan Browns best reads. As usual the story is cause for deep reflection and possibly a reinforcement of current beliefs with just a little more agility around personal paradigms.
  • Predictable!

    2
    By Monkeynancy
    All the elements were there: mystery, history, religion vs science, Langdon and crew, but I figured it out halfway through and it was painful to wait for the "big reveal". Sadly, since The da Vinci Code I haven't found any of his works that enlightening or surprising.
  • The ending gives too much credit to religion

    4
    By cgibb
    I enjoyed the book but had a major issue with it. It seems highly unlikely that any religion that refuses to accept the hard science of evolution and embraces the fantasy of creationism is ever going to give enough credence to the explanation offered at the book's end to cause church leaders much concern. I expect that the reaction to the book's final revelation would be simply, "That's just not true." I don't see the church's fear as expressed in the book being practical. The church can rationalize anything away and wouldn't likely see the big revelation as much of a threat. The entire book I kept thinking that there was no way the author could write his way out of the expectation he'd set up for the conclusion, and I was right.
  • Unbelievably good!

    5
    By mjm11983
    Probably in my top five books of all time. It’s that good.
  • Hooked from the start

    4
    By Freight Goddess
    I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s books, and would say that “Origin” is unquestionably my favorite. Very thought provoking.
  • Origin

    5
    By W. Smythe
    Welcome back Mr Brown, this masterpiece proved itself well worth the wait for your thousands of readership fans far and wide. A thought provoking creation to say the least
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    2
    By borisaurus rex
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