Book Review “Origin” by Dan Brown

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)Origin by Dan Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am now finally convinced there can only be one Da Vinci Code. In my opinion, the last few books after his masterpiece and my favorite book have been slowly sinking lower. This book didn’t have all the clues to lead on a scavenger hunt through the city to find the final clue and save the day.

Another pet peeve of mine, why doesn’t Robert Langdon ever get the girl? I don’t feel like I’m giving anything away here because all of Brown’s books are the same (at least since the Da Vinci Code).

This was a good read and interesting. However, it’s hard to come up with another Da Vinci Code and once you have written a masterpiece what do you follow up with? I will recommend this book even though I was split between giving it a 3 or a 4 star.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review “Origin” by Dan Brown

  1. I read Origin and I felt like Brown painted himself into a corner with the ambitiousness of the revelation that was building through the whole book. It was a nearly impossible task to deliver with something unique and was almost a copy of some of the plot elements that Hugh Howey has in his books.


    1. I agree with your assessment. I have also begun to believe that Brown may be finding himself with a worn out overall plot subject. Don’t get me wrong, Da Vinci Code Blew Me Away. I found the book way too mesmerizing to put down and literally passed out every night trying to get through it. I have to say it was one of the best books I’ve ever read, I loved it.

      However, with that being said, it’s hard to top such an impressive work like that. And then every book after, in my opinion, is a play on the same plot style and I do really hate to admit it but I think the storyline has been done. I really look forward to hearing your opinion on my opinion.


      1. I really liked “Angels & Demons” and his other post “Da Vinci Code”. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy his books, however, in my opinion, it’s difficult to top “Code” or even come close. I especially enjoyed the one based in the United States since I’m a huge American History buff.

        What are your thoughts on all of his books?

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