Saturday, October 07, 2017
ORIGIN by Dan Brown
Yes, it is formula! But since The Da Vinci Code locked heads with the Vatican, Mr. Brown has used this formula to make millions. His books become instant best-sellers; they are translated into hundreds of languages, and eventually are adapted into motion pictures, not always very successful, but it does give Tom Hanks a steady job these days.
The fact that a large part of the book takes place in Spain, and that Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia (one of my favorite churches) plays a large part in the narrative because of its relationship between religion and the nature (architect Antoni Gaudí based himself on natural forms in the concept of his temple) is enough reason for me to attempt to devour the book. Which is actually the best way to approach Brown's literature. Don't think about it, just get through it.