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Origin: (Robert Langdon Book 5) Hardcover – 3 Oct 2017
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About the Author
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and most recently, Inferno. Three of his Robert Langdon novels have been adapted for the screen by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks. They have all been international blockbusters.
His new Robert Langdon novel, Origin is out now.
Dan Brown is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and Creative Writing. He lives in New England.
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Brown is so good at switching between characters and for me at least he is a master of creating suspense. I liked his choice of locations in the story and up to a point, the comments on landmarks, history, architecture, artworks etc, but like other reviewers have noted they were not required for the advancement of the plot and became overly convoluted and an annoying distraction after sixty or more chapters. I found myself thinking 'Get on with it.'
When it finally came to the big revelation, like with his previous books I felt slightly let down. It was inventive and had a lot of logic, but after 500 pages I felt I needed and had earned more. As for the bad guy, or ringleader, well that wasn't a surprise, but it was still a clever idea, which I thought was well executed. I enjoyed the book, but I felt it could have been edited down to give it more pace. I really didn't think the story justified the 538 pages.
The best thing for me personally and the main reason for three stars was that it did get me looking up Gaudi and being amazed by his architecture, which truly is fabulous!
This is the fifth book in the Robert Langdon series. The other books in the series are:- “Angels and Demons”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Lost Symbol” and “Inferno.” Every single one of these are excellent reads. :-)
Robert was asked by an ex-student of his to attend a presentation at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Edmond Kirsch and Robert have always kept in touch. The last time he saw him was almost a year ago when he was interested in some information that his old professor could help with.
Edmond told Robert that the presentation would change the world of how we think about evolution.
That’s all I’m going to say about at story as there’s no way I want to spoil it for anyone who wants to read the book.
The author has done another excellent job with this story. It’s full of action, fast moving and has some twists. As usual, the author has given his characters plenty of depth.
I’ve found this book to be a compulsive, exciting and enjoyable read. I really struggled to put this down, (just like all his other Robert Langdon books).LOL, I was reading this when I should have been sleeping. That’s how addictive I found this book, (like his other books in this series)
If you haven’t read any of this series, may I suggest you read them in the order that they were written, (like I mentioned
in the earlier part of my review), not how they were filmed, (I wasn’t keen on the way they did that).
I’m really hoping that the author will carry on and write another story about Professor Robert Langdon. I’m sure many fans, just like me, would be over the moon if he was to do that. :-)
I can highly recommend this book, (and the entire series).
I was very sceptical after the first few pages about the content, and suspected just another book playing upon the vagaries of religion. However, as the book developed I was drawn more and more into the anticipation of the release.
The ending proved quite plausible, even though he doesn't drift too far into the future. The ending is not only possible, it's already well on the way.
You'll need to read it to find out where we are going ...
my only tiny criticism is that there is no mention in this new world of the end of inferno where the virus had been let out to randomly sterlise to cut world population would also effect human development.
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