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)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherDoubleday Books
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

  • Emily May
    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
    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...
  • Sean Gibson
    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...
  • Matthew
    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...
  • Anuradha
    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 ...
  • Huda Yahya
    من أين أتينا؟ من نحن؟ إلى أين نحن ذاهبون؟ـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ سأل جوجان بفرشاته هذا السؤال قبل أكثر من مائة عامفي تاهيتي جزيرة الجمال والألمالتي قدم لنا منها أجمل لوحاتهوفي لوحته بالأعلى أطلق تساؤلاته عن كنه الحياة ومعنى الوجودو...
  • Ron Charles
    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...
  • Mark
    Dan Brown returns to his best with Origin. Much like some of his previous works he tackles religion, particularly Christianity, this time with the age-old debate of Creationism Vs Evolution.Once again we are taken on a ride of codes and symbolism with Brown's biggest character Robert Langdon. The story is set in Spain where Robert comes across one of his former students who has now become world renowned in the science and technology fields and as...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    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
    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...
  • Ola Al-Najres
    عزيزي المقبل على قراءة رواية الأصل : أولاً : تأكد من اتصالك بمخدم الانترنت فأنت بحاجة للبحث عن الكثير من المواقع و الأعمال الفنية و الأدبية و ربما بعض الأسماء .ثانياً : هذه الرواية تحتاج الكثير من رحابة الصدر و العقل ، فاعمل على تنحية تعصبك الديني جا...
  • James
    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
    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
    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 ...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    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 ...
  • Sr3yas
    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...
  • Babybook
    Kako Brown piše svoje knjige?Malo mitova i legendi i koja kontroverzna tema, malo povjesnih atrakcija, malo šifri, moćan neprijatelj, obavezno zgodna i pametna pomoćnica i sveznajući profesor Robert sve začiniti s malo akcije i neočekivanih obrata i aaajmo udri!Nisam čitala Browna od Da Vincijevog koda ali da vam pravo kažem malo se toga promjenilo. Vječita borba između znanosti i religije ostala je nedorečena tako da poslije ove knji...
  • Matt
    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...
  • Sumit RK
    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...
  • Sara
    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...
  • Calista
    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
    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 ...
  • Suanne Laqueur
    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...
  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
    "La historia será amable conmigo, porque tengo intención de escribirla".{4,5 estrellas}¿Una nueva aventura de Robert Langdon y esta vez en España? YES, PLEASE!En esta ocasión, al profesor Langdon lo han invitado a una gran velada en el Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao. Allí, su pupilo, futurólogo, multimillonario y genio de la tecnología Edmond Kirsch ha prometido revelar la respuesta a dos preguntas que cambiarán el rumbo de la humanidad y de...
  • Hadeer Khaled
    ( سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ )أنحن – بني آدم – مجرد حادث كوني, و سنموت قريبًا؟هل حياتنا نشأت من العدم؟من أين أتي...
  • Macy_Novels at Night
    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...
  • Odai Al-Saeed
    إنها رواية سيريالية بإمتياز وهذا الكم المعلوناتي الضخم لا يمكنك أن تجابهه إلا وأنت على أهبة الإستعداد مع محرك البحث لتقصي ما سوف يتحفك به "دان براون" في هذه الرائعة المميزةمن أين أتينها وإلى أن نحن ذاهبوان ... سؤال يتردد حتى عند الطفل الذي بدأ ينمو و...