It looks like Dan Brown has a new one about to be released. Either you love him or you hate him. https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Novel-Dan-Brown/dp/0385514239 My first DB book was Angels and Demons, which I enjoyed very much. I devoured it in a couple of days. I refused to read The Da Vinci code, primarily because I had already read Holy Blood, Holy Grail and (without following the plagiarism trial very closely) had sympathy for its authors. Then, in prep for a trip to Florence, I reluctantly picked up Inferno. Again, I enjoyed it a lot, despite myself. (Also saw the movie, which completely "flipped" the ending.) His stuff is definitely formulaic. Origin will no doubt be more of the same: A chase through Europe, trying to decipher clues, learning a lot of fascinating information about some obscure historic or religious topic, and ---of course--- some aspect of cutting edge modernity will be tossed in for an added "wow" factor. This time the location is Bilbao, Spain, and "as they navigate extreme religion and hidden history" they are searching for a "cryptic password" that will unlock "two of the fundamental questions of human existence" and reveal a "breathtaking truth that has long eluded" humanity. Sigh. I'm in. I'm a total softy for European travel, obscure history, and high-stakes races against time. Now if only Mr. Brown could do something about Robert Langdon's wardrobe. Any other Dan Brown readers out there, reluctant or otherwise? Any comments on his plots, characters, movies, or controversies? Fire away!