A short Review on Dan Brown’s ” ORiGIN “

If you have followed the earlier books of Dan Brown you can see , the mention and mixture of Science and religion together, in other words the existence of God and the superstitions around it, the Science and its scientific proof as well as the ignorance towards the supreme power and here in this book you can find the same flavor.

In “Origin,” the over-bright futurist Edmond Kirsch comes up with a theory so bold, so daring that, as he modestly thinks to himself in Brown’s beloved italics, “It will not shake your foundations. It will shatter them.” Kirsch is addressing The World, because that’s the scale on which Brown writes the Book..

And Kirsch is right. Millions of people learn of his shocking, religion-defy ideas. Entire belief systems are thrown into jeopardy. Action is triggered — the kind that sends Brown’s hunky, beloved Harvard symbology professor, Robert Langdon, chasing all over Spain on Kirsch’s trail, accompanied by the inevitable beautiful and brilliant woman. As one admirer says to Langdon, the full flap this generates “reminds me of the Vatican denouncing your book ‘Christianity and the Sacred Feminine,’ which, in the aftermath, promptly became a best seller.”

The novel doesn’t discribe Kirsch as an enemy of religion, though its preface does show him arriving threateningly at a scenic abbey in Montserrat to challenge three religious leaders just after a meeting of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

The book opens by entering to the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, in Spain, where Langdon sports the white tie and tails he wore nearly 30 years ago as a member of the Ivy Club at Princeton. A large crowd has been summoned by Kirsch to hear his earthshaking announcement, and of course the 40-year-old genius wants his favorite professor to be present. So Langdon kills time staring aghast at the modern art, which Brown describes in detail. This book does some spectacularly pause in order to postpone the moment of truth. It also plants a bitterly troubled assassin in the crowd. An assassin who means to do God’s will and deludes himself by thinking “I have returned from the abyss.

Langdon, still in tails, runs out of the museum alongside its director, the beautiful Ambra Vidal. She happens to be the fiancée of Spain’s Prince Julien, who will soon be king. Her clout, Kirsch’s money and Winston’s disembodied smarts empower the two runaways to go anywhere in their search for … what? A small tour goes across spain to keep the book interesting, for starters. Barcelona is big on the agenda because its Gaudi architecture eerily embodies Kirsch’s theories about the intersection of science and nature; because it poses fabulous challenges to Brown’s fascination with logistics; and because everyone seems to have forgotten how hard it is for a man wearing tails to clamber all over the place without getting tied up in knots.

The Sagrada Família the unfinished building, God and science mysteriously coexist in bizarrely engineered spires and the flora and fauna sculpted to climb the foundations.The Sagrada Família, the towering, incomplete Gaudi cathedral, is one of several inspired physical and visible form of a serious idea in the book means to contemplate.

“Origin” grows out of questions raised by scientists who adopt atheism in a world where strict creationism has less and less relevance. But in the world of quantum computing, where Kirsch’s earlier pioneering work had broken boundaries, the divine was harder to apprehend. The book’s climax reveals the essence of what Kirsch saw and created, and it inspires awe. Getting there is worth the round about journey.

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Sandeep Madhavan

London, Uk