Langdon returns to the chase

lifestyle September 02, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

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Fans of symbologist Robert Langdon who shot to fame in the 2003 best-selling novel “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown will soon be able to read about his latest adventures with the global launch of the fifth in the series “Origin” next month.

One of best-established writers of popular fiction, Brown’s allure comes from his commitment to in-depth research and meticulous study of data. “The Da Vinci Code” performed well from the first week it hit the shelves, has made him a household name and has sold 60.5 million copies worldwide as well as been adapted into a major motion picture.

In “Origin”, Brown interweaves symbols, code-breaking, science and modern art, all the while inviting the reader to search for the “origin of mankind”, asking themselves “Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going?” 

On the first day that the new book’s teaser clip was published on Brown’s fan page, it got 1 million views and 15,000 shares, a tumultuous positive response after the four-year hiatus since his last book “Inferno”.

This time Brown brings to life the mysteriously intriguing billionaire Edmond Kirsch with a passion for futurism, high-tech inventions, and predictions of the world’s happenings over time. Kirsch is also one of the first students Robert Langdon taught at Harvard. The setting moves away from old art and architecture, taking place in the Guggenheim Museum in the city of Bilbao, Spain with parts happening in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Bilbao itself.

This is also the first time that Brown has incorporated modern art, a move that has triggered a wave of guesses as to what painting or what art piece Brown will focus on “Origin”. 

The author’s lips are sealed, with Brown saying only that Langdon appreciates Gauguin and Picasso. Fans will thus have to wait to find out the answer when “Origin” goes on sale worldwide on October 3.

In Thailand, Asia Books is offering readers opportunity to get their hands on both the US and UK editions at Bt495 per copy along with an exclusive gift. Copies by be reserved their copies at all Asia Books branches (excluding those at B2S, Big C and airports), Suriwong Book Centre and

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