A review by konstantina
Origin, by Dan Brown

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


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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