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Lynne's Weekend Book Review


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This week’s book review is from one of my favorite authors of all time…

Author: Dan Brown

Book: Origin

I was actually afraid for Dan with this one. He built up the amazing discovery of the key to the universe, “Where we came from and where we're going?” so much that I thought the end was doomed to fall far short of the expectations he’d set. Dan’s previous work was so brilliant that I thought there was no way he could outdo himself … yet again.

I was biting my nails for this man who is my idol. I shouldn’t' t have worried...


And he made it look easy ... I hate him.

No. But I do envy him.

I hold Dan Brown in the highest regard. He and his novels are beyond brilliant and this one was no exception. In fact, Dan’s novel, The DaVinci Code, was a huge inspiration for my 3rd book, Of Gods and Goddesses.

And Origin helped to push me to do my very best with the novel I just finished, Lost Powers, book 2 in the Woman's World series.

One, out of the many, things that I admire about Dan's writing is his ability to show both sides, this usually consists of religious zealots vs. science geeks. In this novel, Dan shows us the backstory to the religious “bad guy,” making his actions at least understandable and perhaps one could even empathize with him. And scientist are not off the hook either.

As one of my college professors said, “the world is not black or white, right or wrong. There's only grey.”

I don’t even have time to go into detail about Dan’s mastery of suspense and complex plot twists. Maybe next time.

Heat Level: Mild. There was the usual sexual tension with the brilliant colleague who Robert Langdon inevitably ends up paired with but no sex. Their too busy solving mysteries and running for their lives.

Have you read this one? Or any of Dan’s work? What do you think?

I’d love to hear from you!

Yours in reading!

Author Lynne Hill-Clark

Lords and Commoners series and

A Woman’s World series

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