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Origin

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This thriller seems like it will be as good as Brown's others! He pulls you right in from the start.
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Origin - EXCERPT
by Dan Brown
Wow what a tease. I wish i was able to read the entire text. I have read a number of books by the author, and have found the mysteries and questions just as exciting as i found the movies. I hope to get a copy of this book so i can find out the research that is brought to question .
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Robert Langdon is in Barcelona attending a talk about a former student who he considers a friend. During this talk something happens that makes Langdon do what he does best, running through the city trying to work out who the bad guys are. Alongside us the female director of the museum where the talk was being held. The extract caught me enough that I am now nearly half way through the book. Wasn’t as impressed with the previous book in the series but this book seems to have reverted to form Would recommend
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I really enjoyed Dan Brown's latest. I have read all of his. I normally read non-fiction (history) but his novels are a real break. I can get lost in his stories. I usually finish them in 2-3 days. This was no different. I found this one more engaging than Inferno. Definite winner. I am sure this will o very well.
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It is definitely a good start and I will buy the book to find out what happens in the end. I love the way the author writes. He captures the reader and places them in a different world.
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This was an excerpt to the book -  I've actually already purchased the book. I did that right after I finished reading the prologue. So far, I'm enjoying the book very much and I recommend it to everyone!
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Boy do I love a Dan Brown novel. This excerpt is all encompassing, intrigue, and thrilling.  I love getting lost in Brown's masterful tales.
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Once again Dan Brown tells an intriguing story.  This one will keep you up at night.
Man vs. machine  OR  Man IS machine.  Although the book is almost 500 pages, it is a book that will
be read, discussed, and enjoyed by many
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I was given only an excerpt of Origin by Dan Brown and I can honestly say that I can not to continue to read the novel. Dan Brown is the only author I have read that can make the complex easy to read. Based on the excerpt Brown will not disappoint his fans with "Origin".
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This is summary of the excerpt received.  
Opening Prologue of book is enticing.  Secret meeting of Bishop Valdespino in monastery in Spain requested by Edomond Kirsch, a highly regarded computer scientist and game theorist. Included in the meeting is Rabbi Koves and allamah Syed al-Fadl (Islam).  Kirsch’s intent is to have these religious leaders preview an announcement Kirsch plans to share with the world to get their impression of how it would be received.
Cut to Robert Langdon attending a mysterious, last minute event at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain of modern art hosted by Edmond Kirsch with hundreds of VIPs in attendance.  Find out that Kirsch was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard. Excerpt wraps up with Langdon entering the dramatic Guggenheim Museum.
Definitely plan to order the book!
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If you love the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown then you’ll like this and if you have been rolling your eyes every time he came out with a new book why are you even bothering?

It was definitely better than Lost Symbol but to me Angels and Demons will always be his best.

If you read Inferno, or at least saw the movie, you know that had a plot which was supposed to have a global impact with deep ramifications for Langdon yet you could easily read this book without having read that one and been perfectly fine. Despite the hugeness of Inferno, Origin’s story and characters weren’t affected by it which seemed a bit weird. But like Angels and Demons we get more of the battle between religion and science as we follow Langdon on his never ending journey to follow clues and foil the bad guys.

If you allow him to, Brown will have you thinking about tech, faith, scientific advancements and modern culture on deep levels that will offer stimulating conversation for your next group get together. His work may be fiction but he does pose many real life questions wound around twists, suspenseful action scenes, realistic character motivations and dialogue and a great ending. Origin offers even more philosophical questions, conundrums and ethical moments than we’ve seen in a while; not since his first 2 Robert Langdon books has he really pushed this many buttons. Like his previous works I found myself taking notes and doing a bit of research on my own to discover where he drew the line between fact and fiction because he offers some scary probabilities. 

If all that wasn’t enough we are treated to a great conclusion that is going to have you chomping at the bit for your friends to be finished so you can pick it apart from excitement together.

Now we just need to be on the lookout for Origin to hit the theaters. 

*Disclosure I have his 4 previous Robert Langdon books in the Illustrated versions because I'm a bit of Langdon fan :-)
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Oh yes, this little excerpt has got me intrigued and wanting more. I'm off to purchase!
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After reading the excerpt, I was eager to read this book. Just recently it was released, so I had the opportunity to read it.  I feel that the suspense was short-lived, and I was able to accurately guess the secret and identify the culprit much earlier in the story than I would have liked.  However, I think the author's motive for writing the book was more profound than just providing the reading with a suspenseful and entertaining tale.  I think he desired to send the reader a message.  I don't want to create any spoilers, so I'll just say that if you want a universal message read the book.
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I have to take my hat off to Dan Brown. He’s found a very exciting and controversial once again and moulded it in to a fast paced thriller that kept me on edge and racing through the pages. I was dying to know that reveal! Aah and the twists and turns to get there!

It’s bound to be a film – I hope so as the cities it’s set in are some of the most stunning in the world and the history of Barcelona and Gaudi for one is something which really interests me.

The book hits the ground running from page one and never lets up. Short snappy chapters make for easy reading but they’re just places to breathe for the most ardent DB fans. There’s so much detail and science stuff in here but don’t worry it’s all accessible and things you’ve heard of before ( and some that just might be true and what an interesting world THAT would be!) It seems so relevant and up to date too – Iphone hacking, “Siri on steroids”, Artificial intelligence, Uber taxis, where we came from, where we are going, what religion teaches us, why we believe in what we believe in…struggles of those who believe in the old world order,those who seem fixated on advances and technology …..scary when you think about it. This era of phones, social media, the ability to trace, contact people….all woven into one very tightly drawn plot.

The book works on every level for me. The level of research and detail in the writing,whatever you believe, is impressive.And it’s that “Could that really happen, did that really happen” that will get everyone talking again.

As a book lover, I can happily say that books are the KEY to knowledge and clues in the plot and we get to see several old libraries in this book. I did linger over those chapters and immediately need to go to Barcelona. Books, poems which hide secret meanings. Excited shivers all round!
It’s hard to say too much about this book unless you want to give spoilers and  I read it without any outside influence. In a dark room, with no windows, but a bright light and some headphones with a voice in my ear….Ok so not really, but this would be something else on audio book!
Favourite character by far?  Winston….What am I going to do now I’ve read this book? Read a certain book of poetry..go to Barcelona, and look more closely at certain places..

Highly Recommended. A trail around Spain’s history, art and churches is not to be missed!Where have we come from and where are we going?
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Dan Brown seems to be up to his usual tricks: poking the church, leaning on an unknown antagonist, and lots of cliff-hanger endings at chapters. It should be readable and very popular, but somehow a letdown at the same time.
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The excerpt didn't tell me much, as it was supposed to, but it intrigued me enough to want to read the book!

It's Dan Brown after all, what else can we expect?

Wish I'll be able to get my hands on the book soon! 
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A tease of an excerpt, but I want more! This one is DEFINITELY going on my “To Be Read” list!
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Being offered merely the prologue and the first chapter out of the 105 certainly cannot help me form a full opinion on the novel as a whole, but these snippets of the beginning definitely made me want to read more and find out what the mystery engulfing professor Langdon is this time around. The premise of the story is, as always, very intriguing. The entire concept about the origin stories different religions have and the "truth" behind it that some researcher uncovered is very fitting for a professor Langdon mystery while being rather innovative at the same time.
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Thank you Net Galley for the excerpt. This next in series for Robert Langdon will have history, excitement of a chase and great characters.
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Dan Brown has returned...possibly better than previous novels.
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