Love is a private thing. The world does not need to know
During most of the novel I was wondering what the hell was going on and didn’t like it. But by the end I loved it. I wished Origin would have been a bit more clear, but maybe it was better this way.
Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown
Title & Author: Origin by Dan Brown
Genre: Mystery, Adventure
Release Date: October 3 2017
Series: Robert Langdon
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in 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.
I give Origin by Dan Brown four out of five heart because during most of the novel I didn’t understand it but in the end my confusion turned into love. Because I finally started to understand.
This time Dan Brown took Robert Langdon to Spain and Barcelona. It hasn’t been long since I have been to Barcelona myself and it made those pieces better because I recognized the places Dan Brown was mentioning.
The novel basically starts and a friend of Robert Langdon gets killed, which immediately pushes the story into a fast river of things. This time Robert Langdon is much more active in choosing what he want to do to figure the murder out.
The woman this time next to Roberts side is Ambra, the fiancé to the crown-prince of Spain. She was an okay sidekick, but I mostly liked her for her background. Because the rest just happened to her, making her very passive.
The enemy of this novel is throughout the book not clear and only by the end it becomes clear on what is really going on. This was the point where I finally started to see what was going on and how things were put together.
Overall was the story okay, it could have been much clearer and then I might have enjoyed it much more.
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