“Entertaining . . . Loyal fans of his globetrotting symbologist Robert Langdon will no doubt be thrilled with the fifth book in the series.”



“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.”

I was seeing this book literally everywhere and everyone around me was reading it when it came out, so I had to have it.

I feel a sentiment about Dan Brown’s books, since I almost spent my high school days with them.
Origin is similar to the author’s other works, and the same time it’s not.

We meet Professor Langdon / and yes, he’s still wearing the Micky Mouse watch / as a main character again and he’s unpredictably, unpreparedly involved in a series of fast- paced events with unpredictable outcome.

He’s in Spain, and not just anywhere in Spain, but in Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, where his ex-student, the billionaire genius Edmond Kirsch is going to reveal a shocking truth about the world in a presentation he’s been working on.

Where do we come from? Where are we going?

I will not go into further details on what happens from there on, as I don’t want to spoil the surprises. I loved

the character of Kirsch- he was like a mixture between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs / yes, that’s possible / .

The reason why I felt Origin is different from the other books in Robert Langdon’s series is because here the focus is mostly on modern art and it’s interpretation.Therefore the opposition Art- Religion is on a whole new level.

“Fake news”, artificial intelligence, where do technologies stand in today’s world and how do they affect our every day life and habits, what’s the value of religion in this whole new world are only a part of the topics in the book and I am sure each reader will find something to agree /or argue with in Origin.

I’d recommend it to anywone who’s / besides fond of Dan Brown’s other books / interested in a face paced read, with lots of sharp turns and surprises.

Granted, the writing is not the most spectacular in the world, and the character development might feels as a bit lacking, but that’s because this is mostly an event and action- driven book.


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Added 10th April 2018

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