By Dan Brown
The #1 New York Times Bestseller 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.
Origin5By flakenordicWonderfully written and very thought provoking. If only religion and science could work together!
Yes, yes, what, yes!4By HarperhomeDan Brown really grabs my attention and really paints a great picture of the areas visited within his novels. This novel and premise really hooked me, but I must confess I tired a bit before the end. All in all, it was a good read and I enjoyed the ending!
Origin5By ThatnineGood stuff
Amazing5By Jajake876This book is a wonderful read, it opens the mind to interesting and curious possibilities.
Awesome!5By RenkovishGreat read. I was glued to the book the entire time. I would highly recommend if you are a fan of Brown and Langdon!
Exceptional work5By Mr. Science GuyWe all know what to expect from a Dan Brown book by now but he really nails it here. The science, religion, and historical clash make for a unforgettable read.
Once again, predictable.2By Amigo73I wanted to like it, but just couldn't care. I felt the author was trying to make an issue where, for most enlightened readers, there just isn't one. Absolutely no surprises here. The author tries to create a sense of urgency but falls short....again.
Interesting3By DjpayerleI’ve read all the Dan Brown books so far and was looking forward to this one. It closely patterns itself like his previous books. But this one did not have a good rhythm, was choppy in places, not enough detail. I like the solution, the “mystery” and think that Mr. Brown’s idea of the future has merit.
Can i call it spaghetti novel?4By sXioIn this novel, the hero goes to a new country (after Paris, Vatican, Florence, Venice, Istanbul, it’s Bilbao and Barcelona turn!) and face another science/religion “showdown”, and he always knows somebody in town. Something awful happens and he need to solve the “crime”. Then he uses his cunning and exceptional weapons skill, knowledge and eidetic memory is power. Riddles and puzzle are revealed growing more complex and he need to find a way to solve it. I just used the definition of spaghetti movie on wikipedia to “spaghetti novel” Dan Brown’s new work. And i am willing to read more!!
Best since Da Vinci4By AguaJefeI have been disappointed in Brown’s books, except for The Da Vinci Code - until now. This one has the same flavor and excitement as that, only in the technology realm. The premise actually made scientific sense (I am a scientist, so I was looking for an acceptable theory). The twist at the end (the Regent) was both unexpected and a little frightening. Dan Brown is back in form.