I'm not going to say anything
Just read this book.
Ah Dan, he‘s so controversial. He‘s criticized for weak writing... ok I get it but I like his stuff. And this one is SCIENCE-y. The fact I just said SCIENCE-y should let you realize how little I know about this. So I googled a LOT and that‘s what I like. 🤷🏼♀️ though I am a bit tired of the Langdon running with hot chic format, it was a quick educational thought provoking read 👍🏼👍🏼
I enjoyed this one, even though the Robert Langdon books are incredibly formulaic. I like that the author truly researches the art and architecture he has his hero dashing past and I find myself repeatedly looking up the different art pieces and sites he mentions, but he definitely has a set pattern for his characters. (Thankfully, Langdon‘s Harris tweed wasn‘t mentioned umpteen times this book.) Less puzzles and codes, but still a fun read.
Scientists, atheists, and friends - including Harvard professor Robert Langdon - explore the wonders of the Guggenheim while anxiously awaiting their host. Langdon is enjoying the modern art exhibits thanks to his personal docent, Winston. As the host gears up for his groundbreaking discovery, he is silenced and his discovery will no longer see the light of day. Robert Langdon and Winston will stop at nothing to ensure scientific progress.
Forgive me for this photo,if you have spider phobias, but I was so tickled that the opening scene of this book is at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum. I visited this museum two years ago and it was fun to read about some of the modern art exhibits, including Louise Bourgeois‘ giant spider “Maman.” No photos from that museum on my phone, but a similar statue from the less exotic locale of Bentonville, Arkansas, taken a few weeks ago at Crystal Bridges.
I enjoyed this book, but not near as much as the first four books in the series. It just didn't engage me like the other books did. I had the 'been there done that' feeling. The beginning was good, but somewhere along the line it lost my interest so much that I put it down for about three weeks.
When I finally finished it I enjoyed the ending, but it was a long road getting there.
#mystery #thriller #suspense #fiction
I first reviewed this book just over a year ago (not long after joining Litsy) and my thoughts after this reread haven‘t changed. The Robert Langdon series as a whole is incredibly clever: reading them one after the other highlights how technology has progressed in a short space of time and also shows how Brown has uncannily preempted future technology. A frighteningly brilliant series.
I adore Dan Brown‘s books, particularly the Robert Langdon ones. Origin certainly didn‘t disappoint me. Compelling plot, great twist and story that makes you change your mind about who the ‘baddies‘ are again and again. I hope this one is made into a film as I love Tom Hanks too.
So im on to book 3 for the new year! #slowreaderiknow, but decisions...decisions. I will read both, but which gets read first??🤔😏🤓
Where are we from? Where are we going? This book delves into those questions and more. This book is fiction but all the science and mentions of religion and religious groups are all facts. Awesomely put together, Dan Brown took a new, interesting and almost believable route to answering those questions. Without giving anything away, It kind of has this iRobot feel to it, for those of you who have seen that movie but way more awesome! FedEx??
4.5 stars! It was a great book and I enjoyed it much more than the Lost Symbol or Da Vinci code. If you are a Dan Brown fan, or like chase/mystery thrillers, you‘ll enjoy Origin!
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I have to say this was a good read even if I don't agree on how the author described Irish soccer fans as hooligans and the fact he use any English saying "mate" when meeting one of the key character. If I am honest there was no need for the scene as it did not connect to the storyline.
This one had the non-stop action that you expect from a Dan Brown book. I feel, however, that the church conspiracy trope is getting a little worn. Also, most of the book was a build up to a big reveal that was a big flop for me. I don‘t want to put here without spoiler tags, but, suffice it to say, it was something that was a pretty typical SciFi theme. Often entertaining, but failed to deliver on the ending. 3⭐️
Finally finished it. Towards the end things felt a bit slow and I wished the end were more exciting than I found it to be. That said it was in keeping with a good Robert Langdon adventure latent with great historical references and some thought provoking questions and suggestions.
The book was okay but not really as amazing as the other Langdon books. The most disappointing thing was that the ending didn't surprise me at all but at least there was quite a lot of action. The translation also wasn't the best possible, there were some strange decisions made at times. Overall quite okay but just not as good as the previous ones. #translatedbooks
Loving it so far! Loved the first few Of Brown‘s Langdon books but wasn‘t a huge fan of Inferno and have therefore been skeptical about Origin but I‘m about a third of the way in and really enjoying it! The pup doesn‘t mind extra snuggly book time either!
This is between so-so and a pick. The locations were great and I always enjoy a good conspiracy. But, despite the danger various characters were in and their frenetic race across Barcelona, I felt the story dragged. The answer to "where are we going?" is one I've seen before and is intriguing, and the reveal of The Regent's identity was suitably chilling, but I still felt this fell a little short.
Just finished this one and I didn‘t really care for it. I thought it was predictable and a bit slow. Not the fast-paced thriller that I‘m used to from Dan Brown. The narrator was good but the story did not capture my interest.