Where do we come from?
Where will we go?
These have been and are the two greatest questions of mankind, two such simple questions, but for centuries, both science and religion have been trying to find a satisfactory answer, this is also the same thing. that mankind is still suffering. Human nature is to find the source, we were born and raised, nourished by the concept and connection of the origin, that is what defines each of us, but the root What is our greatest, our deepest, what has formed us? As long as we have not found the answer to that big question, we will forever be a small indeterminate grain of sand in the vast universe, we will still lose our way.
In his latest novel, Origin, Dan Brown joins us in “finding the answer” to humanity’s biggest question. In this adventure, we will meet again the famous symbology professor Robert Langdon and adventure with him through the historical, cultural and religious sites of the beautiful country of Spain. In “Origin”, it is not difficult to recognize Dan Brown’s familiar storytelling “recipe” in the series Robert Langdon, a wise professor from Harvard University, who has an endless passion for symbolism and creativity. unexpected wisdom in many other fields, not just symbology. In Spain, Langdon reunites with his friend and former student, young billionaire Edmond Kirsh, who is about to announce a shocking discovery that could change the world. But on the night of announcing his discovery, Kirsh was suddenly assassinated before he could announce his discovery, millions of spectators were watching Kirsh’s announcement in shock, Barcelona was in an uproar in one night, Langdon forced to embark on a new adventure to discover what Kirsh wants to announce and announce it to the world on behalf of his old friend. With the help of Ambra Vidal – a beautiful museum director, Langdon embarks on an adventure along Spain, an ancient European country with cultural and artistic icons everywhere, with the religious architecture and whether the intersection between science and religion is a utopia? If Langdon’s new journey is correlated with previous ones in “The Da Vinci Code” or “Angels and Demons,” I must say that this is not Langdon’s most exciting journey. , but it’s certainly interesting enough to keep the reader suspenseful, pondering, and squealing with delight. Having said that, Dan Brown is a very knowledgeable person about culture and art, each of his books, each of his adventures is a time for readers to go through famous landmarks around the world, to be immersed in the world. If Dan Brown’s novels aren’t engaging enough to draw you in, or adventurous enough to satisfy you, they’re still strong enough to make you want to go to the art and its meaning. the land of the books. While this isn’t a big compliment for a detective or adventure novel, believe me, we can always be immersed in the story setting that Dan Brown creates.
However, if we read the book carefully and just think a little more, we can easily see the holes in Dan Brown’s argument. Of course, we can’t expect strong scientific arguments in a novel, but at least we have a right to expect more rigorous arguments, and it’s not difficult for readers to recognize that Dan Brown was a bit hasty in his image construction of Edmond Kirsh and a few other scientists. It seems that, Dan Brown has put a bit too much literature in the character, forgetting that his character is also a scientist, and a scientist cannot easily believe arguments without clear arguments and has not been so proven. Edmond Kirsh’s discovery is a great discovery, it may be enough to impress humanity, but Dan Brown has not fully expressed this discovery, it makes the reader feel “that’s all” – i.e. it’s so simple and easy and obvious that I don’t think it can really have the effect people fear. Although the author has tried to make the discovery more explosive, more terrifying by insisting again and again that “this discovery will change the world and will directly attack religions”, but it is the such repeated reminders further diminished the effect of the discovery for the reader, because, I was expecting a larger, larger, and more explosive discovery.