Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

inferno-coverIn 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

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Inferno is the fourth book in the Robert Langdon Series by Dan Brown which includes Angels and Demons, The DaVinic Code, and Lost Symbols. I was super excited to get around to this book; especially since the fifth book in the series Origin is coming out this September. In Inferno, we follow Professor Robert Langdon after he wakes up in a Venice hospital with no idea of how he got there, or who is after him. He must follow the clues left behind by a mad scientist to find the truth about what is going on.

Things I liked:

As usual Dan Brown has an amazing way of weaving together history and modern culture in a truly intriguing mystery that is timeless. References to The Divine Comedy, an epic poem that I have always had an interest in but have never actually gotten around to reading, stand at the forefront of the story making this a must-read for anyone with an interest in historical literature or if you simply have a love of the macabre.

The cast of characters in this Langdon book, in particular, were absolutely fantastic. Each character was truly fleshed out, and I found myself really making a connection to all of them.

The final thing that I really loved about this book was the plot twist at the end. While I won’t spoil anything, the twists and turns this novel takes will keep you guessing right up until the very end.

Things I disliked:

The only thing I can really think of is the plot is a little confusing to follow; especially since it jumped between a number of different characters as well as having a number of different flashbacks. This can make following the story a little difficult.
Overall I think that this is a book that you really need to have an appreciation for Dante and his Divine Comedy to appreciate which is why I only gave this book a four star instead of a five; however there is also plenty of action, suspense, and mystery awaiting you if you decide to pick this one up.


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