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Origin by Dan Brown
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Juuuust this side of three stars. I didn't actively dislike it and I looked forward to reading it each night, but at the same time it was weirdly uncompelling and I didn't mind putting it down every night, either. Part of the problem was with the pacing. There's this video at the crux of everything and my naive self thought we'd read what was in the video and THEN our hero would need to go on the run. But that's not how it plays out, and the plot suffers for it.

Plus, a controversial video being at the heart of the story means there are a ton of chapters describing stuff that is happening on screen. You know, lots of "the camera zooms out to reveal Edmond holding a chrome sphere, while in the background a projected map displays every earthquake happening this instant" or whatever. It makes things a little more distant and a little less captivating.

Still, not the dumbest Robert Langdon book there is, and that's saying something!
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August 25, 2018 – Finished Reading
August 26, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
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