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 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 Langdo...

Details Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

TitleOrigin (Robert Langdon, #5)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
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...
  • Jayson
    (C-) 59% | Very UnsatisfactoryNotes: Smug and sterile, it refuses to get to the point: all idle-talk and touristy tidbits, it's a dumb book that thinks it's smart.
  • 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 also lov...
  • Sean Gibson
    If youre reading this in an effort to determine whether or not you want to read Origins, Im going to make two assumptions: 1) Youve already read the previous books in the series and, as such, need no introduction to Robert Langdon or Dan Browns art/history/symbol/puzzle MO; and2) Youre not looking for sparkling prose (because, if you are, its a little bit like going to an all-you-can-eat $5.99 buffet and getting pissed that theres no caviar and f...
  • Anuradha
    When Anuradha H-- 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 he...
  • 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 Browns 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 some grifter tryi...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    DNF.Even though I spent quite some money on this book, I cant finish it. Thats because this book is an exact replica of all of Dan Browns previous books about Robert Langdon and Im 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 it all off Dan Bro...
  • 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...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Origin (Robert Langdon, #5), Dan BrownOrigin is a 2017 mystery thriller novel by American author Dan Brown and the fifth installment in his Robert Langdon series, following Inferno. Edmond Kirsch, a billionaire philanthropist, computer scientist and futurist, as well as a strident atheist, attends a meeting in Catalonia with Roman Catholic Bishop Antonio Valdespino, Jewish Rabbi Yehuda Köves, and Muslim Imam Syed al-Fadl, three members of the Pa...
  • 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 worlds three major ...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Sepani
    So after reading all Dan Browns 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 mad...
  • Justin Tate
    Dan Brown is the premiere source for edge-of-your-seat thrillers, and Origin doesn't disappoint. This time Robert Langdon finds himself somewhat out of water when a murder ploy involving a futurist atheist and varying religious figures takes a high-tech turn. As always, the secret sauce is Brown's ability to incorporate research into the high-stakes adventure. We get some of the classic art history type stuff, but also a lot of forward-thinking t...
  • 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...
  • 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 and...
  • 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 doesnt feel like a Dan Brown original. Origin is the fifth Dan Brown book featuring Langdon. Browns...
  • 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 wont 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 the Sp...
  • Tahera
    So I will just sift through the final chapters once again before I write anything....which really won't be a lot! :P______________________________________________________Right, so after a lot of soul searching, 2* is the max I can give for this book and I am being lenient. This has to be the most under whelming book I have read in the R.L. series so far!Very early on in the book, there are two instances where Robert Langdon feels that:1) Tonight'...
  • Ɗẳɳ 2.☊
    ★☆☆☆☆½When I finished this book in December, I posted a vague teaser and left it unrated. Now, its finally time to end the suspensenot 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? Whats that quote about setting aside childish things and whatnot? Wasnt there a legitimate reason why I gave up on Dan ...
  • TS Chan
    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 ...
  • Adrian
    Review to follow, but this was very close to a 5 ⭐readI have in the past read a number of Dan Brown books and really enjoyed them, this was as my initial comment suggest, no exception. I suppose because I find the films enjoyable that I naturally see and hear Tom Hanks as I read this book. No bad thing as in a way it makes it more personal. This book I suppose could be classed as formulaic as it is very similar to some of his others, but as I h...
  • 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...
  • 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...