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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review: Inferno by Dan Brown


PictureFrom Goodreads: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

My Rating: 5 Stars out of 5 

I have been a huge Dan Brown fan since I once picked up The Davinci Code simply because there was nothing else close at hand... I have since read all of his works, not just the Robert Langdon series -Deception Point is hands down my favorite novel of his. 

One of the things that I most enjoy (especially in the Robert Langdon series) are the way his stories are layered with codes, symbols and real locations wrapped up in history and mystery. They are fast paced and often times full of surprise twists and answers that I could never predict coming. 


Thankfully, at least in my opinion, Inferno did not disappoint (although I've seen numerous reviews where the author of the review did not like this one at all). Inferno centers around Dante's Divine Comedy, or rather our main character Robert Langdon trying to solve an encrypted message hidden within the Divine Comedy in order to stop a plague from being unleashed throughout the world.

Inferno is filled with almost non-stop action, tons of twists and unexpected plot turns that it quickly became a page-turning experience that I could not put down. Will Robert save the world from another disaster  Or will this book be the one where the hero arrives too late? I guess you'll just have to read it yourself to find out!

Inferno is available for purchase from Amazon.com

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