I’m a huge fan of Dan Brown’s Books. I’ve read everything he’s published and can’t understand people who think the books are rubbish. They are so much more than just a story, they contain a wealth of information particularly about religion, symbols and science. Not to mention technology. And Origin is no different.
Robert Langdon and his Mickey Mouse watch travel to Spain this time, to a presentation held by Robert’s ex student and friend Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch has announced that he plans to release a presentation which will answer the two fundamental questions people ask. Where did we come from? And Where are we going?
His discovery threatens to rock the worlds of science and religion and change the way people view the world. But a perilous and chaotic moment prevent Edmond from revealing his discovery and the answers to his questions. Instead it’s up to Langdon and the museums beautiful director Ambra to find the presentation and reveal it to the world. With a little help from the mysterious Winston.
Origin is action packed as the other novels in this series were but I felt that; perhaps in reflection of Langdon not getting any younger, the pace was slightly slower. Other than one dramatic moment he doesn’t have his usual escapades! Nevertheless, the story really intrigued me, as the two questions intrigued the fictional viewers, they also intrigue the reader who becomes deseperate to read on in order to get the answers.
I loved the character of Langdon just as much as I always do and especially the amount I feel that I learn from these novels, while they are fictional, there’s also a lot of interesting fact finding going on in there too!
We can only live in hope of a 6th Book!