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The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert 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
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3066 KB
- Print Length: 480 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Digital (3 October 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LXCD7FU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Screen Reader: Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Well written as can be expected from Dan Brown
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“May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change”- Edmond Kirsch
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I always enjoy Brown’s books. This one was a light read. Simple yet engrossing. I know a lot of people criticize his prose and plots. But I personally don’t mind them. Cause its the idea that matters rather than execution. I like his ideas and views about science and religions.
Scary and truth building
The so called Doomsday is at our threshold. Dan Brown made his best through this book to warn us for this. Highly researched work and carefully used expression to bring over the outsmarting of the 7th kind. Thank you sir for giving us the nick of time feeling through your reform process.
Is judgement about sentiments or due to some ingrained sense cultivated over long experience. Either way artificial intelligence can codify whatever is needed. So how Will you strike a balance. By having numerous machines conflicting and reconciling divergent views. Finding the golden mean. AI will make a difference but not much at a fundamental level. I think we will still be there.
A thrilling edge of the seat read
A typical Dan brown thriller, the book just makes the reader want to reveal the mystery. The concept of mankind being engulfed by technology and the everlasting debate between science and religion is beautifully handled. Gets a bit predictable towards the end, but that definitely should not deter one from reading it.
simply loved it! If you are a Dan Brown fan you ought to read it, you wil not be disappointed. The ending of the story is remarkble and you will not be able to stop reading once you start but if you are looking for an easy read this is not the book as i had to read a few pages again to grasp the meaning of what the author was trying to say.
Repetitive, yet enjoyable.
Yes, it is a repetitive theme. Yes, there is everything that is signature Dan Brown. Yes, yet it is a word play that is unmatched by many. Another mysterious theme, another superlative description and surroundings settings and another dashing damsel and the one and only Langdon. My love for actual book got the better of me to insist the purchase even after reading the book digitally.
Amazing insights on science vs religion
The lost Symbol was the book which had guided my thoughts towards understanding religion and science. This book again dwells into the same theme and touches the intriguing question of origin. Enjoyed alot. Its just that to me the end was predictable. The art and history of Spain was amazing and I am looking forward to visit Spain soon.
Classic Dan Brown!
If you are someone who like reading any kind of mystery or thriller novels, you must read this. There is a 99% chance that you will like it. That’s all I’m gonna say. Enjoy!