Origin




Origin

Number of page: 480
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Random House
Rating:
Category: Fiction

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.’Fans will not be disappointed’ The TimesRobert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence.But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried – until now.‘Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’ Wall Street Journal‘As engaging a hero as you could wish for’ Mail on Sunday ‘For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide’ Sunday Times

Reviews:

  • David OwensDavid Owens
    Book hasn’t downloaded properly. Waste of money
  • Mandar JoshiMandar Joshi
    What should I say it’s Dan brown’s book !!
  • Beth PrydeBeth Pryde
    The ending “twist” is predictable and clichéd, and one can see it coming almost immediately. I kept hoping the author was setting a multitude of false trail of red herring like in his far superior previous book Inferno, but was disappointed.
  • Trevor GallogleyTrevor Gallogley
    Absolutely outstanding from start to finish.
  • Chris O'BrienChris O’Brien
    Had to temper the 5/5 scores up already in advance of the book, so this is deliberately 1/5 so the overall rating doesn’t tempt anyone to buy an un-reviewed publication. Unfortunately, Dan Brown books have been getting less impressive as each new one is published, so hopefully this bucks the trend.
  • Ravi ERavi E
    A fantastic read! Dan Brown spins another story infused with symbolism and uses modern elements like AI and supercomputers to provoke another dialogue on his favorite debate : science vs religion.
  • Nihaz Ali ZahirNihaz Ali Zahir
    Dan Brown never fails to impress! One of his best books to date. Highly recommended
  • Paul StirzakerPaul Stirzaker
    Like being on a rollercoaster as usual with this series of books.
  • Jadeite SJadeite S
    Great read as all DB books imho. Enjoyed all the science and art refs. This time though I figured out who was the “bad guy” real quick.