Inferno by Dan Brown


Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno
by
Dan Brown

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

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.

Plot
(by Random House UK; Bantam Books)

The new book features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe. There, he is drawn into a harrowing world centred on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.

My Opinion

Inferno is a very fine read. The reader accompanies Robert Langdon on his hunt for the truth. As usual, Dan Brown well describes the locations, you can imagine being there, proceeding with him, feeling the twists and turns as Robert Langdon does. If you were not interested in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy before reading Inferno – you might well be interested after reading Inferno.

A must read for all Dan Brown fans.

Inferno as a movie?!  Absolutely – as long as the right director is involved it might be Oscar-worthy.

My statement on reading is described in My train of thoughts on …reading. Now I am asking you. 🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about “Inferno“?  Or – if you did not yet read “Inferno” – are you now interested?

My question for you cinephiles:
If “Inferno” was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors – apart from Tom Hanks, obviously?  😉

I am looking forward to your comments.

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3 thoughts on “Inferno by Dan Brown

  1. I remember reading it the day it came out. I got a copy just after 5 hours of its release. I was so excited. I can say I found it better than the lost symbol as this one is more exciting but Angels & Demons still stand out all his other books for me! 🙂

    • I read it pretty soon as well. It is exciting, yet a little lengthy in places. Angels & Demons and also Digital Fortress are fast-paced in comparison.
      Perhaps Dan Brown had the later movie in mind when writing Inferno. 😉

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