Book Reviews

Origin, Dan Brown

– Short Story – 

“Where do we come from, where are we going?” These are the questions that often times plague philosophers, people who practice religion, and people who often times spend time looking at the stars.  Origin follows our favorite professor, Robert Langston on a trip to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum at the request of a friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch promises to share something amazing with the world that could possibly change the thought of life as we know it. During Kirsch’s life he has created technology that has already changed the world, what else could he possibly do? As everyone anxiously awaits the announcement the unexpected happens, and it is up to Langdon and a new friend and museum director, Ambra Vidal to figure out what  has happened to their friend.

– My Thoughts –

I cannot say that I liked this one as much as I have enjoyed Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol,  and The DaVinci Code. It could just be the theme of it that I did not like. It was too much “out there” for me personally. I wanted it to be even more tied in with the museum and the famous church, and it was really just a numbers crunched scenario and a really smart man who felt like he had figured everything out. I did enjoy the “villain” in it all and how he or she played a role in how things played out for our main characters. I think it touched on a some interesting ideas about population and what could happen in the future, but we had a hint of that in Inferno as well. Normally I’m a huge Dan Brown fan, but this one just missed the mark for me. Let me know what you thought about the book if you’ve read it. Do you have any Dan Brown favorites? I have a few more thoughts in youtube video, which you can click here, or play down below! Until next time,
Keep turning the Pages
India
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Inferno, Dan Brown

Inferno Cover

“The memories materialized slowly  …   like bubbles surfacing from the darkness of a bottomless well.  

A veiled woman.
Robert Langdon gazed at her across a river whose churning waters ran red with blood. On the far bank, the woman stood facing him, motionless, solemn, her face hidden by a shroud. In her hand she gripped a blue tainia cloth, which she now raised in honor of the sea of corpses at her feet. The smell of death hung everywhere.

Seek, the woman whispered. And ye shall find.

Langdon heard the words as if she had spoken them inside his head. “Who are you?” he called out, but his voice made no sound.

Time grows short, she whispered. Seek and find.”

If you’re not already buying the book by now, I hope the rest of this makes you want to buy this book. From the very first couple of pages of Dan Brown’s Inferno I was hooked and couldn’t put it down! Robert Langdon wakes up and finds himself in a hotel, has no idea why or how he got there, all he knows is what the doctor tell him. One, he’s been shot, and two, he’s in Italy neither of which he remembers happening. As he comes to he knows that once again he’s been thrown into some mystery that apparently only he can solve! Also if you haven’t inferred from the title of this miraculous book it’s all about Dante’s “Inferno”. Robert Langdon finds himself once again running around Europe trying to figure out why these things are happening to him, who he can trust, what Dante’s “Inferno” has anything to do with it, and how to save the world.
Obviously I loved this book! It took me no time at all to read it. I was stuck and determined to figure out how I could help Robert Langdon saved the world. Of course I’m not a symbolist, nor have I been to Europe… yet… so I wasn’t much help, but I still tried. That counts for something… right?  Honestly just read it! Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol were amazing and this one didn’t pale in comparison at all. Until Next Time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader
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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Devil worship, secrets of the Washington DC, and the ultimate word! Dan Brown has once again made his book something you will never forget. In The Lost Symbol Dan Brown opens your eyes to see what secrets make up the nation’s capitol. The book includes murder, history, thrill, suspense, and so many other emotions.
The novel is amazing! It had me on the computer googling what I was reading just so I could see the artwork he added in his novel and get visuals on everything. I never wanted to put the book down even when I was extremely scared. I’m pretty sure if I lived in Washington DC I would see everything in a whole new light.
By the end of the novel I once again had the same eye opening feeling that I did at the end of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, the feeling that everything that I know is basically the product of unremembered history. When reading the novel I just really have to suggest that you keep an open mind and don’t throw out any ideas before you finish the wonderful piece of work.
“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” Charles Scribner Jr.