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Feb 18, 2021
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…
Sep 22, 2020
How does the new system work? Do you notify me when this is available for pickup?
Jan 17, 2020bryansingh rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Third Dan Brown I've read so far - not the greatest. It wasn't bad by any means, but compared to his other work I found this one a bit underwhelming. It didn't have the impact the first two novels and I felt as though the characters were…
Nov 12, 2019drawgers rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A fun romp with Robert Langdon. It's almost a formula now to have the book seem to be one thing and then Langdon gets the sharp end of a situation and goes on the run while working to solve some huge mystery. Overall a good read, not up…
Oct 30, 2019
I thought the plot built up the "mystery" of the origin of man too much for what Dan Brown ultimately explained. It just did not seem as developed as some of his other books.
Aug 23, 2019
Another excellent adventure of Robert Langdon. This time Robert finds himself in a whirlwind of mystery surrounding the death of his dear friend, Edmund Kirsch, who is on the verge of discovering a scientific breakthrough.
Jul 04, 2019
The best Brown novel in recent memory. Other than the mandatory movie-friendly plot line (Langdon on the run with a pretty woman at his side, again), the story was solid. The supporting characters had some depth to them. As always, the…
Jun 26, 2019MaggieCu rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I thought this would be a quick beach read but the topic of science vs. religion was super thought-provoking, especially when adding the element of artificial intelligence. The references to William Blake really piqued my interest and I am…
Jun 22, 2019amukhrj rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Not as exciting as reading Angels and Demons, but it was an exciting read nonetheless.
Apr 06, 2019ske13 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I wish I had found this visual companion to Origin before I had finished reading the book, but better late than never. Great images, including maps, of all the places in the novel.
Mar 30, 2019Brontina66 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I was a bit disappointed by this last novel by Dan Brown. I suppose it is not easy to keep your books extremely original and I am not saying that this is a bad book. On the contrary, it has the usual suspense and high-speed action that we…
Feb 12, 2019kmobuckeye rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I love the Robert Langdon series. This was just not my favorite Robert Langdon story and I wasn't wowed by the subject or twist...I feel like we all already know this is happening.
Jan 18, 2019go214 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is the best book; set in Spain; many places where we have been and want to return. concerns "no god" and artificial intelligence. Professor Langdon.
Dec 27, 2018
Another historically embellished but entertaining piece from Dan Brown. This author takes many liberties, but for the sake of fun. A good vacation read.
Nov 24, 2018ele81946 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This novel has elements of plots in Dan Brown's other books, plus scifi that is realizable in Millennium's lifetime, and a future that religions with deity have to ponder. Ingenious in weaving it all together.
Nov 01, 2018rhibib rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I am very, very picky when it comes to books. I read a lot of reviews about this book before deciding to read it. A lot of people didn't like it, but I took the risk. Much to my surprise, I liked this book. Wow. And I was surprised by…
Oct 23, 20187626dee rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
An earth shaking premise-never achieved despite the usual cast of bad guys in the church-yes that church which is actually populated today by bad guys still. Sadly I rate the author against his first great success and that is perhaps…
Oct 11, 2018loudem rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The whole book prepares us for some earth shattering information that should shatter everything that we know about where we come from and where we are heading. What a crock. In the end, after much zigzagging, we learn that... well, we…
Jul 30, 2018Chaspl71 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Robert Langdon is again the pawn in one of the better Dan Brown thrillers. The pacing is quick, the characters are memorable and the settings and architecture are spectacular. The premis that a brilliant scientist is about to answer the…
Jul 16, 2018Liselara rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
By trade, I am a travel agent so when I finally got my copy of Origin which has been on hold for a year, I was truly delighted because I had no idea that the central character was Spain. I'm thinking, "Oh Great, another Dan Brown tour to…
Jun 19, 2018
Book started...need to recheck out... read through start of chapter 8 - pick back up on page 44
Jun 17, 2018dano62 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed reading this, style-wise (thoughts in italics), and the story itself. The ending is surprising, and with the religion vs science idea-it ends with a bittersweet optimistic note. Liked to learn about the Spanish landmarks, and how…
Jun 02, 2018Justoatee rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
My least favorite of the Dan Brown novels. Found myself skimming through the sometimes unnecessary padding. As another critic commented, this one was somewhat cartoonish. At least Dan Brown's writing makes for an easy read. However,…
May 04, 2018fred98115 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Where did we come from and where are we going is the study area for a computer game theorist, a study which leads to his death, angers religions and brings the symbologist, Langdon, to Spain to sort it all out. Much ado about not much and…
May 03, 2018TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was such a suspenseful book, It was amazing. This book never got to a point where it was boring or I wasn't interested. One thing that made this book fun to read was the fact that it had the element was surprise. It was never a book…