VIDEO: Out Today! Dan Brown Discusses His New Novel ORIGIN
According to cbsnews.com Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, has a new book out today entitled ORIGIN, which puts God on the edge of extinction.
From Dan Brown's website: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement-the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon's first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
Brown has received criticism from religious groups and readers already for The Da Vinci Code, and more is expected to come after the release of ORIGIN.
Much of Brown's inspiration has to do with his own experiences with religion growing up in an Episcopal household and in school. Brown told cbsnews.com: "I went to my priest and I said, 'Hey, there's a problem here. You're talking about Adam and Eve and the seven days of creation, and I'm learning about evolution. Which story is true?' And this particular man said, 'Nice boys don't ask that question.'"
Brown's career has zigzagged, as he has dipped his toe into the music industry, as well as teaching at his old school, Phillips Exeter Academy, and wrote a few books in his early career under a pseudonym.
Brown did find success with The Da Vinci Code, however, published in 2003, which found its way to number one on the New York Times Bestseller List.
More information on Brown and his books can be found here!