Origin by Dan Brown – a review

Origin is a 2017 novel by American author Dan Brown and the fifth installment in his Robert Langdon series, following Angels & DemonsThe Da Vinci CodeThe Lost Symbol, and Inferno.

I’m a sucker for Tom Hanks, the Harvard University professor of religious iconology and symbology. 

Did enjoy the 4 proceeding books.

I like the exotic settings. The insights into history. The references to science.


Origin takes us to Spain. Bilbao and Barcelona.

People complain that Brown’s books are formulaic. This one follows the usual formula though the chase is not quite as convoluted.

My favourite character is Winston, a quantum-computer AI assistant, named after Winston Churchill. This book is tech heavy, another thing I enjoyed.

The plot is as grandiose as it gets:

Where do we come from?
…. Where are we going?

Those who hate Dan Brown will really hate this book. For those who enjoy the escapism … it may be his best yet.

I recommend the book. GoodReads has it at 3.94 / 5 as I post.

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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