A gripping thriller about Science and Religion from the author of the Da Vinci Code
We all read the Da Vinci Code. We were spell bound, worried about the religious bits and then went to see the film. Eventually we calmed down and decided it was all a bit far-fetched.
Over the years most of us have given up on Dan Brown, his books are a bit formulaic, page turning yes, but very samie. His latest book ‘Origin’ follows the usual patterns but is the most intelligent and profound of all the ones that I have read.
A brilliant, world famous futuristic computer programmer has discovered the answers to the two great questions, ‘Where do we come from?’ and ‘Where are we going?’ As a committed atheist with a sharp axe to grind he will use his discovery to put an end to religion. Dan Brown is, to my mind, surprisingly sympathetic to the spiritual voice of creation.
Coming soon after the death of Stephen Hawking, there is a timely relevance to the story.
It could be a great book to take into sixth forms, inform a few sermons or just for us privately to sort out a few issues whilst entertaining us along the way.