Origin

By Dan Brown

Origin - Dan Brown
  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 457 Ratings

Description

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

  • Thanks, Dan Brown

    5
    By FoxMcWeezer
    This novel makes up for The Lost Symbol and Inferno. A fun read
  • Awesome

    5
    By nmdotcom
    My first Dan Brown book - a real page turner!
  • Not Origin(al)

    1
    By Pinpanicus
    This was another formulaic story that has most of the same tricks Dan Brown has used in previous novels. For such a prolific author Mr. Brown has repeatedly failed to accomplish characterization of rounded, believable people. Wasted my 14 dollars, I won’t make the same mistake again.
  • Oh Wow!

    5
    By Swooof
    I love this book! Is Dan Brown a great writer? Not really, the grammar and typos in this book were plentiful. Is the story believable? Well, it is a work of fiction. Does his writing follow the same patterns as his other works? Most definitely. Does it matter? Not to me. I’ve read all of his books, and I have enjoyed them regardless of the above-mentioned points. The key for me is fiction. I was captivated from the beginning. An enjoyable experience for me all the way around.
  • A far step outside the box

    5
    By 2838$$9
    In an extremely captivating way, this book stretches the mind beyond our comfortable ideals and ways of thinking, and ignites one to really contemplate where our species is going, leaving the implications of which to be determined by each individuals perspective of science and religion and how these two areas either win or lose...or if there is room for both.
  • Origin

    5
    By PushpushStable
    It is understandable to expect brilliance from this author, as he never fails to render it.
  • The truth

    5
    By Mistress TV
    What it says is what we already know. We cannot breathe without our phone or iPad or laptop.the more we use a device The more it becomes us. A melding of AI with humanity will be perfectly blended and an exciting new world will appear
  • Well fleshed out - but ultimately unoriginal.

    3
    By Andrew Cil
    I love Dan Brown books. The amount of real world research required to make novels a like these is impressive. However, Origin failed to impress me due to plotline that has become contrite; A Skynet like AI system that ultimately ends up being the bad guy. It is a story that we have been oversaturated with in recent years, and I was dissapointed that Brown resorted to something so basic for his big twist.
  • Not his best

    4
    By Nttawwt
    Worth the read but definitely not as good as his other books. Kind of anticlimactic.
  • Wow! A Tour de Force!

    5
    By Small town mover
    Robert Langdon brings us readers again a page turner of a novel! Despite an extremely busy "retirement", I could hardly put down Dan Brown's latest, "Origin". It is suspenseful, thrilling, and possesses something hopeful for everyone in this unsettling period of world history. It's worth consideration, if one dares to dare. Happy Trails to you, my fellow readers!