Origin – Dan Brown

32283133Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) 
by Dan Brown (Goodreads Author)

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Edmond Gagnon‘s review

Feb 21, 2019  


I generally liked this novel and was leaning toward a fourth star, but I think it fell short of the great stories that preceded this Robert Langdon novel. As usual, Dan Brown weaves an interesting tale of intrigue, but he added a bit too much fluff and back story for my liking. His detailed descriptions of religious sites and places in Spain gave me the impression I was reading from a Wikipedia post or even a travelogue.
The plot was good and the author keeps you guessing for more than half the novel. It didn’t move as quick as other Langdon stories, but as usual the story and characters were realistic, making for a good read.

Inferno is Hot

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Inferno twists and turns like the tentacles of flames in search of oxygen. Having read and loved Dan Brown‘s book of the same name, I was pleased the script followed suit. I’d forgotten about the biggest surprise in the story that blew me away again, seeing it on screen.

I read one review that said Ron Howard didn’t put his best effort into this installment of the adventures of Professor Robert Langdon. Nonsense! The action starts ten minutes into the film and doesn’t let up until the end.

Once again Langdon’s search for clues and his efforts to solve a complex puzzle (to save humanity this time), take him to the ancient cities of Europe, such as Florence, Venice, and Budapest.

Tom Hanks is strong in the role of Professor Langdon, as usual. The historic sites and cinematography made this film a treat to see on the big screen.

Cathryn and I both love the movie and each gave it 10 out of 10.

 

 

Inferno – Dan Brown

17212231Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
by Dan Brown

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Edmond Gagnon‘s review

 
Read from May 18 to June 02, 2014


Probably the best book I’ve ever read!
Maybe I was taken in by Dan Brown’s style. The book had my kind of action from the start, and it never stopped. I love how he blended in history and art lessons, while giving readers a closeup look at some of the worlds most famous places in Florence and Istanbul.
I was a bit intimidated by the length of the book, but I breezed through it with pleasure.
I’m sure it will make a great movie!

The Lost Symbol -Robert Langdon

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Posting my previous Book Reviews:

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
by Dan Brown (Goodreads Author)

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Edmond Gagnon‘s Review on Goodreads

Read from May 25 to June 10, 2015


Excellent book!
Dan Brown grabs you within the first few pages and holds on to you through the whole book. There’s a great character twist at the end, but I was a tiny bit disappointed with the ending. The story went so deep into the symbolic and mythical world, I expected more. Perhaps I just wanted more.