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Dan Brown says Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is going to be spectacular

The superstar novelist says the planned museum would be an ideal place to set his novel

Author Dan Brown presents his new book Origin at the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Arne Dedert / dpa via AP
Author Dan Brown presents his new book Origin at the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Arne Dedert / dpa via AP

Blockbuster author Dan Brown expressed interest in visiting the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The American novelist made the comments today at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, where he launched the German edition of his new Robert Langdon adventure Origin.

The latest novel marks the fifth instalment of the Robert Langdon series which sees the Harvard University symbologist solving international mysteries through his knack for code breaking.

Brown announced himself to the world with 2003’s The Da Vinci Code. With over 80 million sold, the book — which was the second in the series after 2000's Angels and Demons — introduced us to Langdon grappling with a murder mystery set in The Louvre in Paris.

With the latest novel finding Langdon delving into modern art, Brown told The National in his press conference that the planned Guggenheim Abu Dhabi would have been an ideal setting for Origin.

“I have to admit that I saw the proposed blue print for the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi and it will be one of the most spectacular buildings in the world,” he said.

“I think if that building was finished when I started this book there would have been a good chance the plot would have moved to Abu Dhabi. Call me when (The Louvre Abu Dhabi) is done. I want to see it.”

The Frankfurt International Book Fair ends on Sunday.

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