Origin - Dan Brown


By Dan Brown

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 444 Ratings


Sunday Times #1 Bestseller
New York Times #1 Bestseller

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.

'Fans will not be disappointed' The Times

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence.

But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried – until now.

‘Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’ Wall Street Journal
‘As engaging a hero as you could wish for’ Mail on Sunday
‘For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide’ Sunday Times


  • Giant leap of innovative thought

    By Ulkuq
    Thought provoking, deeply absorbing, perhaps the best of Dan Brown
  • Excellent book

    By Dinkyrjd
    I have read all of Dan Browns books. This work leaves one with very thought provoking feelings of where we might be heading. I'm unsure if I should be happy or sad. In all honesty I prefer the stand alone thrillers.
  • Predicatable

    By Sahluk
    I love this author but although this book started off so brilliantly, it very soon became obvious who the criminal mastermind was going to be. And Professor, did we really need all those endless recollections? Mildly disappointing
  • Disappointing

    By tomo_ringo
    Dan brown has written some exciting and “can’t put down” thrillers. This isn’t one of them! Just when it gets everything set up nicely the dramatic end never comes! Is it worth reading? Yes but don’t expect the normal high standard usually given by Dan Brown.
  • Certainly far from his best...

    By JSR Lewis
    I want to say I love Dan Browns novels, many have been my quickest page turners, but this one feels from start to finish somewhere between a religious building guide book and something written just because another instalment was required. Time to retire Robert I feel!
  • Another fantastic read

    By Night wing2097
    Dan brown never fails to grab you from the first word to the last. His use of religion and science is profound and a pleasure to read. Once again Langdon is an endearing character full of knowledge and surprises.
  • Amazing as always!

    By Alexfaini
    As any Dan Brown book it is amazing it makes you think about humanity, religion and everything else.
  • A good travel guide

    By PRB0252
    Usual formula, interesting travel guide, very well researched but not much of a tale.
  • Brilliant and thought provoking.

    By MJP Miller
    As always Dan Brown is a good read and Origin is no exception. Couldn’t put it down - figuratively rather than literally since I was reading it on my iPad - until the last word. Does this mean that the black in me is absorbing the purple?
  • Same old same old!

    By Peros66
    As with all of his books Origin started out at a breathless pace, however for the first time for me it stalled at about a quarter of the way in and then failed to get going again, too similar story lines and not really the earth shattering discovery that I was hoping would maybe change the world for the better, sooner rather than later. I’ll still buy his work but this is easily his poorest effort to date.