Origin by Dan Brown
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Author – Dan Brown
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. – Goodreads Synopsis
Happy New Year everyone!
Alright folks – Dan Brown is back at it again with Robert Langdon 2k17! …I mean Origin. If you are a fan of Dan Brown, well then this is nothing new. Robert Langdon has somehow got himself on center stage for major world events… yet again. (What kind of luck does this guy have?!) This time, there is another new twist, and another new hot sci-fi topic to explore – and you guessed it, this one is going to ruffle some religious feathers. (Which no one saw coming)
I see Dan Brown gets kind of a bad rap around the general writing and bookish communities, I’m not saying that I entirely disagree, but I’ve enjoyed every Robert Langdon novel despite my earlier sarcasm. The cookie cutter formula does get old, but I always end up enjoyed the ride each time. Even if it’s the same ride with a new face. The best part of the ride is how thrilling it always is – I got Origin the same week that it released, and I devoured it almost immediately. (I am a very slooooow reader too) The combination of cliffhangers, the satisfying release of information and mystery, and the short chapters keep these pages turning. If that’s your thing pick this one up and give it a try.
I love how Dan Brown always incorporates some type of fringe scientific discoveries into each of his works. It provides that extra magic behind the mystery that makes you want to question if what you are reading is actually true. (Or could become true)
Speaking of which, check out Black Mirror series 4 if you haven’t seen it yet. I’ve binged watched all the episodes once it came out and it is fantastic. If you have not tried Black Mirror at all yet, seriously go try it right now. It’s on netflix – here. (The first episode IMO was not the greatest, so do not go by that one)
I usually avoid assigning a rating system to the books that I read (Just not really my thing. For me it’s more like a hate-like-love system) but, Origin would probably end up at around a 3.5. I enjoyed it, but I do not find myself thinking about it for weeks after I read it. (Thanks Stormlight Archives)
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“Then let me ask you this famous question: Would you rather live in a world without technology…or in a world without religion? Would you rather live without medicine, electricity, transportation, and antibiotics…or without zealots waging war over fictional tales and imaginary spirits?” – Origin by Dan Brown