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Origin, by Dan Brown

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konstantina's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging informative mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

This book is a prime example of how I adore Dan Brown as an author so much. The way he combines storytelling with real information, historical facts, and actual places, is remarkable and it's done so effortlessly that it merges well with the plot.
Another Robert Langdon book that mentions religious issues, something that I deeply appreciate, as an atheist myself, and as a person who holds a grunge, let's say, towards Christianity first, and organised religion second. Great plot twist at the end, although some parts of it were kind of predictable.

Spoiler The last scenes with the King and Bishop Valdespino really touched me, and I'm glad Brown added this plot point so beautifully.

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meganpbennett's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Origin is a fast-paced thriller, covering less than 24 hours in Spain. Robert Langdon has been invited to see a presentation by a noted-futurist, who plans to reveal to the world something that would undermine every religion in the world, and change the world in the same fundamental way that scientists always have. Except he's shot and killed during his presentation, forcing Langdon to try to find his work and release it to the world.

Origin ventures very far from the earlier books, with less emphasis on art and history, and more emphasis on religion and futurism. It's a very quick read, and it's a nail-biter all the way through. There's an AI - think JARVIS - and some very heavy topics hidden within the fast-paced thriller. Something that I found very interesting is that no mention was made of Inferno, the
Spoilervirus designed to render one third of the world sterile to prevent over-population
from Inferno

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