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Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening's host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world.
But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch's precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breath-taking truth that has remained buried -until now.
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But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried - until now.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B01LXCD7FU
- Publisher : Transworld Digital (3 Oct. 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 3984 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 466 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B01N2GGRLU
- Best Sellers Rank: 3,292 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 October 2017
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The formula is simple:
* Put Langdon in a bizarre situation (usually to do with an ex-colleague / student / long-time academic friend)
* Throw in an eligible female lead
* Have some sinister goings-on with a character with particularly nasty predispositions
* Do stuff that relies on Langdon's convenient eidetic memory
* Overly describe obscure aspects of history / location that don't really add much to the plot
* Have a fairly predictable ending.
So yeah, sorry... but I think it's time to try something else.
In the book, he also argued for open borders. Plus, all the villainous characters are conservative or religious. I also got fed up with Edmond - the dead genius atheist - whose trail Langdon followed to uncover the secret that would turn the world upside down.
Too many cliches.
So, I think Dan Brown is a puppet, sorry, and his days are numbered now that globalism is in the process of crumbling. I’m sure he will still have his readers who’ll keep the flame of globalism alive but they will be fewer and fewer as time goes on.
This is the fifth book in the Robert Langdon series. The other books in the series are:- “Angels and Demons”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Lost Symbol” and “Inferno.” Every single one of these are excellent reads. :-)
Robert was asked by an ex-student of his to attend a presentation at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Edmond Kirsch and Robert have always kept in touch. The last time he saw him was almost a year ago when he was interested in some information that his old professor could help with.
Edmond told Robert that the presentation would change the world of how we think about evolution.
That’s all I’m going to say about at story as there’s no way I want to spoil it for anyone who wants to read the book.
The author has done another excellent job with this story. It’s full of action, fast moving and has some twists. As usual, the author has given his characters plenty of depth.
I’ve found this book to be a compulsive, exciting and enjoyable read. I really struggled to put this down, (just like all his other Robert Langdon books).LOL, I was reading this when I should have been sleeping. That’s how addictive I found this book, (like his other books in this series)
If you haven’t read any of this series, may I suggest you read them in the order that they were written, (like I mentioned
in the earlier part of my review), not how they were filmed, (I wasn’t keen on the way they did that).
I’m really hoping that the author will carry on and write another story about Professor Robert Langdon. I’m sure many fans, just like me, would be over the moon if he was to do that. :-)
I can highly recommend this book, (and the entire series).
These tales are getting more like a Scooby Doo episode every time. The original idea for The Da Vinci Code was refreshing and the excellent storyline kept your interest even though the book was badly written.
However, now that we are in to episode 5 it's gone stale. The plot is the same, Langdon gets drawn in to a situation, He should just call the police or the authorities and get everything sorted but no, he and the obligatory pretty girl embark on a pointless chase to save the world and eventually, after 90% of padding, the world is saved, the baddies are dead and Langdon will live again in episode 6 and we all go out and buy it.
I was very sceptical after the first few pages about the content, and suspected just another book playing upon the vagaries of religion. However, as the book developed I was drawn more and more into the anticipation of the release.
The ending proved quite plausible, even though he doesn't drift too far into the future. The ending is not only possible, it's already well on the way.
You'll need to read it to find out where we are going ...