By Dan Brown
The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) 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.
Most Excellent Story5By d2danielaWhen reading book after book like I do, the truly great ones really stand out! This is the best book I’ve read since I’ve read Night Train to Lisbon last year!
Self indulgent tripe1By DSB111Do not waste your time.
Origin4By ja.nicholsVery exasperating. It took 2/3rds of the book just to get the passcode. It was like reading Robert Jordan in that regard . Overall I am amazed at the answer the book gave in answer to deep questions( where we from and where we are going). I personally am a religionist. So I agree with Professor Langdon’s answer in patterns and codes
Origin3By stone crapTypical Dan Brown, so, should be liked by his fans. A little predictable for me but as always, quite educational.
mildly uninteresting details based around a familiar plot3By silatixI liked the concepts that came about in the end of the book but getting there wasn’t terribly gripping
Great!5By Buckpasser2014Dan Brown is the man!!
Fantastic book!5By Jacobbrandon1984As with his other books, this one was amazing.
He does it again!5By Bellaluna83This was a wonderful book. I could barely put it down and it felt like an art history course within a book.
Origin1By Say-Say JaneWhat a complete waste of my time. I would not recommend this book to anyone unless they want to be bored to death. The only thing remotely interesting about it is the description of the many wonders of architecture to be seen in Spain. Other than that, it was a total waste of time. I say this as one who enjoyed his other books.
Another great read5By Tyra GreyUnpredictable and as usual he makes you ask the questions you probably didn’t want to ask yourself.