Origin by Dan Brown

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑

Published: October 03, 2017

Publisher: Doubleday

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 461 pages

 

 


… but if there is one thing I have learned in my long life, it is that faith always survives, even in the face of great hardship.”

SYNOPSIS:

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—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 whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence. As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee 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 a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us. Origin is Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

 

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2020 Bookish Resolution

In just a few days, we will bid 2019 goodbye and welcome the new year of 2020. Another year to reflect, explore, learn, have fun and of course, READ!

I may not be doing a lot of blogging lately but I am good at the reading department. And with all the reading that I have been doing, I realized that writing a book review in my blog is a way to help myself remember my thoughts and feelings as I was reading a certain book. This year, I have realized the importance of blogging as I looked back at the previous books that I have read but did not review.

So let me start reviving this blog and becoming a better blogger by posting my bookish resolution. I don’t want to wrap-up my year yet because I know I can still squeeze a lot of reading in the last few days of the year.

So I will quit chatting and start listing my bookish resolution for 2020.

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The Shining by Stephen King

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

Published: July 01, 1980

Publisher: New English Library (Hodder & Stoughton)

Format: e-Book

Pages: 659 pages


“This inhuman place makes human monsters.”

SYNOPSIS:

Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote…and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

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