Book Review

Book Review: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown

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.

ORIGIN by Dan Brown was my second pick for #2018FWTBRPick for the month of November – this is my way of trying to take care of my uncontrollable TBR this year and you can read about it all HERE. 

Dan Brown has the ability to make me immerse myself in his books like no author ever could – nor have I ever felt more like a fumbling idiot with absolutely no education nor intelligence like I do when I read his books! 

Origin, the newest book by Dan Brown is a fast paced, full of adventure and plot twists that you never lose your interest in the book itself.  

But for the first time, I saw the actual climax or ending in a Dan Brown book, coming from a mile away, which to be honest was quite a surprise – for Dan Brown has never even given me an opportunity to see an ending coming – every single previous book of his had me awestruck at the way the author could deliver such a simple relevant message in such a thrilling ay.  

Don’t get me wrong – definitely enjoyed the plot – its thrilling, fast paced and definitely full of plot twists that had me glued till the last page.  

Yet the fact that I could predict the climax had my enjoyment of the book itself lessening a bit – but read on if you are a hardcore fan of Dan Brown – because ORIGIN  is definitely written in quintessential Dan Brown manner that his fans will definitely enjoy! 


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 


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