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DescriptionIn 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.
- Published: 14 May 2013
- Format: Hardback 461 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385537858 ISBN 10: 0385537859
- Sales rank: 4,433
Reviews for Inferno
Knowledge is power
I'm only at the beginning of the book (chapter 19) and I have to say that it is in the good tradition of Dan Brown's books.
I have read all of them cover to cover and as always they push you to want to know more. I think the fact that these books make you want to learn more is the biggest plus Dan Brown has to offer. You immediately want to see the Mappa dell'Inferno, Michelangelo's paintings, research about the Divine Comedy, about Botticelli's work etc. The story has a much more vivid impact if you look up all the things depicted in the book. So besides a thrilling story you enhance your overall cultural knowledge.
5 out of 5 Mr. Dan Brown and looking forward for your next book! by Ana Grozea
- Top review
This is the latest offering from the author Dan Brown. Like all of his other Langdon stories this book is based on a treasure hunt that follows clue after clue to discover the sinister background that the clues unveil.
In this title, Brown builds his suspense-filled adventure around the Italian Poet of the Middle-ages, Dante, and his well-known literary masterpiece "The Divine Comedy" which follows Dante's journey through Hell.
Mr. Brown set the pedestal rather high after his extremely successful "Da Vinci Code" which still remains my favourite Brown title.
Unfortunately, I too judge each of his latest titles on offer with the same high set-standard and do find that his other works, although each satisfying reads in their own right, never quite hit the same exceptional level as his first great title.
Followers of Brown's work may agree with me, that seeing the name Robert Langdon included in the synopsis, created an urgency to see where the next adventure would take us.
The book is set in Italy where Robert Langdon finds himself in a hospital with no recollection of the events that lead him there. After being shot at and witnessing a shooting, he is on the run with the abled genius Sienna Brooks, who saves his life and tries to help him piece together the events that brought him to Italy in the first place.
Brown manages once again to include lots of twists and turns, intrigues and unkowns in this title as well as touching on the chilling subject of biological and chemical warfare.
I have read all of Dan Brown's literary work and I can appreciate his latest piece. I must admit that I found this book to be an extremely long read, not really my experience with Brown's work until now. I found myself chewing through parts of the story and was a little disappointed that it was somewhat predictable in others.
Overall, this is a great adventure and is a good read for those of you who appreciate a book that takes you places, with a gripping plot. by natalie