In Dan Brown‘s latest — Origin — the author’s eclectic genius Edmond Kirsh predicts a future with a seventh kingdom (animal classification), technium, which is a combination of man and machine. The backdrop of the God vs Science debate is Antonio Gaudi’s Barcelona, with mentions of his famous works like Sagarda Familia and Case Mila, interspersed with some modern art.
I picked up the first book I read in the Robert Langdon series, Da Vinci Code, for the thrill of following the protagonist around looking for the bloodline of Jesus. Since then, I have realised that Brown’s novels are sort of formulaic. Fans will keep on buying it and haters will keep on trashing it.
I make it a point to buy a copy. Continue reading