Author: Dan Brown
“The geeks shall inherit the earth.”
It had been a long time since I picked up another Dan Brown book. Just like the previous ones, I went on page after page for hours excitedly reading the quest of Robert Langdon (Spoiler Alert: He is still wearing his Mickey Mouse watch!). I have to confess, more than the story what kept me interested was the descriptions related to the incredible architectural structures of Spain. Apart from the recurring topics of religion, artists, architecture, symbols this book also takes a dive into technology and the author has attempted to explore the future relationship of humans and machines.
“Where do we come from? Where are we going?” – These are the two questions the answer to which Edmond Kirsh, billionaire computer scientist and close friend of Robert, seemed to have found. But before he is able to disclose his findings to the world, he’s shot dead. And thus begins the quest of the Harvard professor. Along with Ambra Vidal, the future queen of Spain and the female protagonist, Robert is compelled to go around finding his friend’s discovery that will “not only shake, but shatter the very foundations of modern day religions”. Interestingly, there is a third partner of Robert on this journey, Edmond’s assistant Winston. Winston is a highly developed AI machine which remarkably helps Robert for part in the mission to fulfill its Creator’s wish.
Religion vs Science takes center stage and whichever side you choose, you are compelled to take a full circle and rethink.
The amount of suspense, code solving and level of action is less, but if you are into Dan Brown books, needless to say you would enjoy reading this one too.
“Sometimes, all you have to do is shift your perspective to see someone else’s truth.”