By Dan Brown
- Release Date: 2017-10-03
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Origin Dan Brown Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students.
But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
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Another great book from Dan. Download and read it.
Like most of Dan Brown’s books, this one is a page turner. Before you know it, you’ve spent a few hours with the characters he’s masterfully created. Classic Dan at his best.
By Phil Ess
At the beginning of this book I thought the only way it would be superb is if we learned it was written entirely by AI. Seems like that wasn’t the case. It was fun to lose yourself for a bit in this absurd character. The connections between art, history and politics felt a little square peg round hole, and the final revelation that is tirelessly referenced throughout was a huge letdown. Still a decent distraction with a familiar character.
Had to return in 2021
I was upset after reading this book back when it came out, now that it’s 2021, I can totally see the book happening in real life lol
Suspense and Philosophy
This book has all the usual suspense, but then at the end it’s amazingly philosophical as well. I spent the entire book desperately wanting to know what the big announcement was, but that was kind of anticlimactic. There was nothing new in the announcement, even for 2017. Winston, as a character, was the most intriguing and brought the philosophical twist. He’s certainly something of an antihero, which certainly adds to the philosophical dimension. This is my favourite Robert Langdon novel yet, but I certainly hope there is another in the works as we speak.
Another book, another adventure
Thank you! I will always love a good book and you’ve always provided me with one. I have many authors that I look forward to reading, your books however, I preorder. Thanks again for a great read, an historical adventure, and the fast paced page turning!
I’m from Puerto Rico, I bought this book by the time that hurricane María came to my Island. I swear that this book kept me reading all day and night long. This book literally saved me. I loved it...
Kept me on the edge of my seat!
As per Dan Brown ‘s usually, another great book. The amount of research must be astounding. One of the cathedral, my granddaughter and I visited so we felt part of the story. Keep writing Dan!
Incredible Intellectual Thriller
Bringing together similar concepts to Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity is Near with a wild adventure - you’ll learn about religious evolution - impact of technology on our world today and what 2050 will look like as we “merge” with tech by that point in time... the first 80% of the book is an incredible adventure looking for the killer of a brilliant mind - great illustration and intelligence went into every scene - I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire time. I read this book entirely on my I
iPhone Plus on 2 different cross country flights - most enjoyable choice for sure!!!
By Granpa J&T
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