Origin

Origin

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno , interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.


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Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780375434549
0375434542
Characteristics: 717 pages

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DeeDum
Oct 23, 2017

This book served as a great read, given that I had to lay low for a couple of days. His style is pretty familiar...with Langdon running around with a beautiful woman in tow to solve a murder. (No romantic mush, at least). The clues were reliant on his ability to read symbols, etc. Of course, full descriptions of the places he visited in Spain....makes me want to do the same one day. One thing that captured my interest was the debate between religion and science as to how life was created. In this instance...technology gave this debate a third dimension. Brown says that the names of places and art are real and I suppose that the organizations dealing with the 7th Kingdom to come...the futuristic religion is true too. Lots of twists in plot with this one and the "whodunit" guy wasn't easy to figure out. However, I still favor going along with Lee Stroebel's book, The Case for Christ; that there was an intelligent creator who created life. We didn't evolve from some primordial soup. But then again, that's my particular slant, given that I'm a believer.

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USAF1969
Oct 23, 2017

Dan Brown is very adept at writing engaging novels and ORIGIN is no exception. It is a great read and hard to put down down. There is much to be said for how ORIGIN and his more recent books do put a reader on edge with their debates of science and religion - or more correctly in the case of ORIGIN, science OR religion. ORIGIN brings this debate into a very sharp focus - and no matter where you may fall on the religion and/or science debate, it does challenge one to think about these things and is worth the read for that end only. That said, I have often wondered exactly where Brown is himself on the debate - that is, what biases is he working from. His main character, Robert Langdon, hints at 'room for both' approach to life. But in ORIGIN it is set up as strictly one or the other - science or religion. Brown himself states he is not anti-Christian, yet he brings up examples (not incorrectly) of Christians acting badly. But that is not unique to religion alone; we can find bad behavior everywhere - at home, at play, at work, and even in church - because we are humans and sometimes humans behave badly. In ORIGIN though he uses Langdon to reflect some of this science - religion dichotomy to sort of point at the concept of a spiritual journey. And one quote of Brown's is poignant in that regard. "I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress." This is a great novel, that is fun to read, but will almost inevitably get you thinking.

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karendeboer37
Oct 23, 2017

Read 3rd

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geniegu859
Oct 18, 2017

Where did we come from, when did it start? and Where are we going? Edmund Kirsch is a billionare computer scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and futurist who plans to announce to the world his astonishing discovery that will change how people will view science and religion. As a famous maverick and well known athiest who thrives on attention, he boldly announces that he can now answer the most fundamental questions of how life began and what is the future. Before his dramatic presentation to the world arena, he seeks an ultra-secret meeting to reveal his discovery to three of the most preeminent religious leaders. In a remote and isolated location a Catholic Bishop, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Islamic mullah agrees to hear what he has to reveal with their promise to keep it secret from anyone else. Of course, you know how that turns out. Something of such magnitude cannot stay hidden and there are those who want to make it is never shared with the world. Thus begins adventure, murder, and suspense building to a stunning conclusion typical of Dan Brown novels.
I love the characters, especially Professor Robert Langdon and Ambra Vidal who is engaged to the Prince (and soon to be King) of Spain. The story revolves around Kirsch's former Harvard Professor, Robert Langdon and Ambra Vidal who is engaged to the Prince of Spain. Brown delivers another edge of your seat drama that keeps you guessing until the end.

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singidunum_25
Oct 15, 2017

"Well, the meek were supposed to inherit the earth, but instead it has gone to young- the technically inclined, those who stare into video screens rather than into their own souls."

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shellyd04
Oct 14, 2017

I found this book to be both enjoyable and thought provoking! Despite the many characters involved, the plot was easy to follow, suspenseful, and included twists along the way. I highly recommend this book!

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theequ1nn
Oct 06, 2017

Danno hit a home run with TDVC, but lack luster follow ups. Origin does not hold the magic and his same ol, same ol script has gotten boring. A yawner . All filler and no thriller

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memoral
Oct 06, 2017

Good page turner. Finished it in one day. A variation on a theme. Langdon is being pursued by bad guys again with a lady in tow. A big secret will be revealed. Not deep but enjoyable. I was fortunate to get an Express copy of this book otherwise I was # 143 in line.

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dida2503
Sep 25, 2017

I'm 213 in line. I don't think I'll get it before his event scheduled for November 15th in Denver

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fmonnelly
Sep 03, 2017

Looking forward to reading this book. I am number 45 in line.

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