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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
Typical Robert Langdon Book, Amazing
So far into the book, Dan Brown takes us along with Robert in his each step, with our minds creating a picture of everything that’s happening in the story. Similar to his previous novels, its brilliant in all the small details, and keeps us waiting for the suspenses, hence i suggest each and every Dan Brown fan to bye it .
Review of the book…
Origin is the perfect plot for a Hollywood sci-fi. A book that covers Uber, Tesla, Elon Musk and AI. A book that positions Terminator series to be a reality. Dan Brown surely has the knack of giving the readers something real to ponder. The science discussed in the book does will attract a lot of questions. The author definitely has a knack for creating conspiracy theories for the world to feed.
Typical Dan Brown fare, holds your interest though.
Book is pretty decent. I spent 447 rupees on it. I can’t say it was the best 447 ever spent, but it ain’t the worst either. About the book, well,
Well written as can be expected from Dan Brown
“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
Yet another best thriller from Dan Brown. He continues his famous Science vs Religion contest, and has weaved an extremely fast paced plot. The story starts with Edmond,(an inventor and a great think think of future technologies) discussing with three prominent religious leaders about a great scientific truth he is about to reveal to the entire world. This truth challenges the fundamentals of human existence. Edmond plans to proceed with exposing his findings to the world and starts his presentation in one of the famous museums of Spain with elite participants (Professor Langdon is one of the special guest) from across the world. But, unfortunately things take a different turn and a chain of events is set in motion depicting the tussle between science and religion. One could not miss the typical Dan Brown style of code breaking and running across places for clues, in fact this is the only drawback where it seems like a stereotype of his previous stories.
Intriguing mystery embellished with AI.
A typical Dan Brown tale intermingling mystery with intrigue. Add to this AI and you have a concoction unable to resist making the book unputdownable. Superb description of what you expect from the application of AI and how it can be adopted in everyday life. It is a joyful learning experience intertwined with interesting story which you are force to continue reading till the end. Your only wish is that it had not ended the way it did but then all good things or even bad ones have an end. The book makes you hanker for more and one looks forward to the next adventure of Prof Robert Langdon. We wait for what comes out of the stable of Dan Brown, hopefully sooner than we anticipate. Read it to know how AI can reshape the future.
A truly amazing story
Actually I am an avid reader of Dan. I expected a vastly better storyline in this book. He has an evergreen subject of spirituality and the existence of God. He has cleverly manipulated religion vs Science. He has also made us to debate on this subject on a much larger scale. But as a story, it lacks the phase and thrill of all earlier novels. The suspense element could be unravelled much before the last chapter by a prudent reader. I expected more out of him perhaps. He has written this keeping in mind it will be filmed soon. The dialogue, situation etc., are always dramatic. He can try a different genre. In this book, Langdon’s role is very limited and his brilliance is overtaken by the AI machine Winston. We would all like to have such companion. All in all , a very good read but not a must read book.
A Typical Dan Brown
It is a typical Dan Brown style book. Written with a nice pace and description but the words, few of them, are very tough. Somewhere the description are also getting blurry but overall the story was a good one to read. I can say the dialogues and narrations were more pleasant to read than the descriptions–especially of places.
Pulsating techno-religious drama set in Spain
IN ONE OF HIS INTERVIEW’S DAN BROWN STATES THAT “THE PROBLEM IN MAKING BOOKS INTO MOVIES IS THAT IMAGINATION BECOMES LIMITED. BEFORE THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES EVERY KID WHO READ IT HAD HIS OWN VERSION OF THE WIZARD HERO BUT AFTER THE MOVIES CAME OUT EVERY KID IMAGINED THE SAME DANIEL RADCLIFFE FACE. BOOKS NO LONGER REMAINED OPEN TO ONE’S IMAGINATION.” I WOULD AGREE ,AS I STARTED IMAGINING TOM HANKS IN A SUIT WITHIN THE FIRST FEW PAGES OF DAN BROWN’S LATEST NOVEL ORIGIN. BUT THE OTHER CHARACTERS I COULD PICK AND CHOOSE FROM THE VAST ARRAY OF HOLLYWOOD’S ACTORS I LIKED. I COULD STILL IMAGINE THE NEXT PAGE’S HAPPENING OR VISUALISE HOW I WOULD REACT IF I WERE IN THE SCENE. HENCE DESPITE THE MOVIES , ONE’S IMAGINATION STILL RUNS FREE MR.BROWN!
Dan Brown does it again, not quite in the same way, but still breathtaking as usual
May not be as racy and gripping as the the da Vinci code or inferno, but Dan Brown has put in a lot more research and clarity in this one. The amalgamation of modern science and ancient tradition in the book coupled with the ‘edge of the seat’ intense moments and brilliant storytelling makes this one of the best reads ever for me, personally. An illustrated edition would truly be breathtaking.