Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) by Dan Brown

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

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 Lan...


Details Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

TitleOrigin (Robert Langdon, #5)
ISBN9780385514231
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherDoubleday Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

  • Emily May
    2017-09-28
    Where do we come from?Where are we going? Yes, it's the new Dan Brown book. Yes, it's pulpy and ridiculous. But I have to say it-- it was really entertaining, too. The thing about Brown is that he's a mediocre-at-best writer with really fascinating ideas. If you spend too much time analysing individual scenes and sentences, then you're going to start to see the cracks, big and small. Big cracks like world-renowned scientists jumping to ludicrous ...
  • Petra
    2016-11-01
    Update:I just finished the book. It's not the best Robert Langdon book in my opinion but it's entertaining as hell. As always if you are looking for some quality writing this is not the book for you. However I love these books. I love that I can look up a building or a piece of art or a religious organization I never heard of and they are all real. So if that's your cup of tea I would recommend this book for you.Yes Robert Langdon is my guilty pl...
  • Matthew
    2017-10-03
    Dan Brown is back with some of his best work in a while. I was not a huge fan of his last two – Inferno and The Lost Symbol. I think for me they seemed kind of stale after Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Origin is now probably my second favorite of his (behind Angels and Demons).Some of the key points:Religion and Science – this is a big battle in our world today. It is an exhausting battle for someone like me who goes to church but al...
  • Sean Gibson
    2017-03-30
    If you’re reading this in an effort to determine whether or not you want to read Origins, I’m going to make two assumptions: 1) You’ve already read the previous books in the series and, as such, need no introduction to Robert Langdon or Dan Brown’s art/history/symbol/puzzle MO; and2) You’re not looking for sparkling prose (because, if you are, it’s a little bit like going to an all-you-can-eat $5.99 buffet and getting pissed that ther...
  • Anuradha
    2017-01-18
    When Anuradha Herur woke up this morning, at the crack of dawn, she was in no way prepared for the absolute dismay she would have to face during the day. As she pulled her long, black hair into a bun, she contemplated the decision she had made the previous night. She had decided, bravely, to read Dan Brown's new treatise on the amalgamation of history and technology, religion and science. As she thumbed through the massive tome, she was, despite ...
  • Ron Charles
    2017-10-01
    Dan Brown is back with another thriller so moronic you can feel your IQ points flaking away like dandruff.“Origin” marks the fifth outing for Harvard professor Robert Langdon, the symbologist who uncovered stunning secrets and shocking conspiracies in “The Da Vinci Code” and Brown’s other phenomenally best-selling novels. All the worn-out elements of those earlier books are dragged out once again for Brown to hyperventilate over like so...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    2017-10-29
    DNF.Even though I spent quite some money on this book, I can’t finish it. That’s because this book is an exact replica of all of Dan Brown’s previous books about Robert Langdon and I’m so bored and frustrated with how unoriginal this is. The same protagonist who finds himself in the same kind of situation and makes the same decisions. The structure of the plot is the same with short chapters that all end on “cliffhangers”, and to top ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    2017-11-25
    I first fell in love with Dan Brown's books when I read Deception Point and Digital Fortress many years ago. I used to get the audiobook CDs from the library and I would listen to them on my commute. His novels kept me completely captivated. Now let's talk about Origin, his latest novel. This is the 5th Robert Langdon novel and it has the same elements of the previous books in the series: a crime in a relevant location such as a museum, a mystery...
  • G.H. Eckel
    2018-04-03
    There are some laughably bad and some insanely-good parts in this novel. If you like Dan Brown, your skin will already be toughened for the bad writing in parts and you will be thrilled with the genius parts. This novel, like Brown's others, will not pull at your heartstrings; it's very much an intellectual adventure--just like you'd expect from a Harvard professor who seems to have no sex drive nor any desire to fall in love. He's in love with i...
  • Matt
    2017-11-24
    Dan Brown is back with another explosive addition to the Robert Langdon series, after a less than enthusiastic fourth book. When iconoclast and renowned atheist Edmund Kirsch speaks, the world listens. His premonitions along all fronts have been earth-shattering and by enriching his statements with the use of computers, Kirsch adds a level of 21st century to his Nostradamus character. Meeting with senior representatives of the world’s three maj...
  • James
    2016-10-14
    When Origin, the fifth in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, was published last Fall, I couldn't wait to read it. Unfortunately, I had several ARCS, giveaways, and commitments that forced me to hold off until just this week to read it - nearly 5 months of misery. I cried when my fellow readers published reviews and I couldn't look at them. I kicked things when the book mocked me on the shelf. Yet I survived and made it my priority this week....
  • Mackey
    2017-10-15
    FIVE STARS and FIVE MORE!! Nothing is invented, for its written in nature first. Originality consists of returning to the Origin." -Antoni GaudiWhere did we come from? Where are we going? These are the two most basic, yet important questions mankind asks of itself. For thousands of years man has struggled with these questions and, in an attempt to fill the void where there is no definite absolute, has created stories and gods to explain the inexp...
  • Sepani
    2017-10-18
    So after reading all Dan Brown’s books, I think I finally found the most interesting book among the five; which is ORIGINThis book also starts with the same structure like his previous novels which focuses about the religion and the past while this book speaks about the religion and the future. In here the author gives the answers to the most basic and important questions which are;Where did we come from? Where are we going?The second question ...
  • Sara
    2017-05-03
    It was morning. It was possible to tell this because the sun was in the sky and it was no longer dark out. Chestnut maned, voluptuous reference librarian Sara Fiore gradually felt herself awaken from a sleep which had lasted approximately seven hours. She turned on her side and allowed her brown eyes, one of which was slightly droopier than the other to linger lazily on the still sleeping form of her lithe and marvelously sexy husband Dan (who mi...
  • Sr3yas
    2017-10-22
    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. -------------------------- Genesis 1:1 Where did God come from? And if we decide this to be unanswerable, why not save a step and decide that the origin of the universe is an unanswerable question? --------------------------Carl Sagan Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? ----------------------- Paul Gauguin Langdon's fifth outing to the world questions the origin of life...
  • Sumit RK
    2018-03-29
    At the outset, I must admit that I am a big fan of Dan Brown. I have read his every book and the Robert Langdon series is one of my favourites. But the latest offering has left me disappointed. His latest offering Origin is by far his weakest; a uninspired narrative, lacking creative depth and most importantly a formulaic Langdon thriller that just doesn’t feel like a Dan Brown original. Origin is the fifth Dan Brown book featuring Langdon. Bro...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2016-10-05
    Origin (Robert Langdon, #5), Dan BrownRobert 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 glo...
  • Calista
    2018-09-07
    I read this as summer reading. It was fun and thought provoking for me. I do find the way Dan Brown tells the story to be so annoying. He draws certain things out to create tension, but in me it was not good. It made me want to set the book aside because it was so annoying. He will start telling part of the narrative we want to hear and then a character will go off on a tangent for a while before coming back to the story. Really?This is the 5th R...
  • Jerry Jose
    2017-10-05
    Well, I won’t lie. I had fun. Dan Brown novels are like Michael Bay movies; both were once cool and are now timeworn by overstaying the welcome. Well, if you are content with what to expect, they could still be easy entertainment. But this one surprised me, by being bad. I was more curious about whether everything in this book will remain in Spain or move to Catalonia by the time I finished it, than the promised big secret. ‘Nobody expects ...
  • Ɗẳɳ 2.☊
    2018-12-31
    ★☆☆☆☆When I finished this book in December, I posted a vague teaser and left it unrated. Now, it’s finally time to end the suspense—not that my rating or harsh words will be much of a surprise to those that know me. Which begs the question, why would I subject myself to a book I seemingly had little chance of enjoying? What’s that quote about setting aside childish things and whatnot? Wasn’t there a legitimate reason why I gave ...
  • Suanne Laqueur
    2017-10-05
    Well that was quintessential Dan Brown. A literary masterpiece? Of course not, and that's not why I read him. Origin isn't his best. Overwritten in some places, underwritten in others. Premise wasn't as tight as his others but still, fast-paced, exciting, interesting, a bit of armchair travel, a crash course in art/architecture every other chapter, decent food for thought and the added bonus of having Tom Hanks in your head.Not a bad way to spend...
  • Macy_Novels at Night
    2018-06-13
    I adore Dan Brown. I did not adore this book much as his others. I was impatiently anticipating the release of Origin, with the expectation that I would be just as sucked in to this book, as I was the others. I might hastily recommend that Dan retire his Robert Langon series and begin anew with something else. I feel like the same story line is being used over and over again, with a exotic woman that has a sorted past. A man of Dan's intelligence...
  • TS Chan
    2017-10-31
    Origin is not likely to win literary awards nor garner critical acclaim; for what it's worth though, it is darn entertaining. Ever since I've picked up The Da Vinci Code, I've been hooked on the Robert Langdon books. I admit that I have a weakness for the formula Dan Brown utilises for his thrillers, employing an intoxicating mix of history, art, poetry, symbols, codes, and famous landmarks or architecture. A rousing adventure through exotic and ...
  • L.A. Starks
    2018-01-25
    In comparing this book with Dan Brown's others, I'd give 4.5 stars if that was an option.Early on, there are too many passages that are pure travel guide. However, by the end, Brown is comfortably tackling the Big Topic: religion vs. technology. There are one or two of the usual Texas/Southern/Bible stereotypes, but in other passages Brown gives us valuable reminders of Spain's history and the darkness of Franco's governance.I'm not giving much a...
  • Morgannah
    2017-10-15
    4.Pi to the sixth digit. 4.3141592 to be exact.Mr. Brown, why dost thou hate the Catholic Church? I read an article where Mr. Brown stated that he writes what he wants to read. I am certainly glad for that because he writes what I want to read too. His books have been criticized for being formulaic and I agree that they are to a certain extent. But if I cared enough and had time enough I could list several more authors who churn out book after bo...
  •  Δx Δp ≥ ½ ħ
    2017-10-05
    Nothing new. I don't know... I just feel that reading such a long book should have given me more things to be excited about, not just "the hero saves the day again". This book... unfortunately, no.The writing style is the same (prologue, museum-art-architecture-everything-wikipediaish, "climax", twist, epilogue), the characters are the same (the heroine, the villain, etc are very identical to those we've met in previous books), and I feel the plo...