Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dan Brown amazes again with "Inferno"

From Amazon.com:

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.

         All I can really say about this book is.. wow. I skipped Angels and Demons, loved Da Vinci Code, took forever to get through Lost Symbol. I really like Dan Brown's books but sometimes they are slow going. Inferno is Not. I flew through this book in less than 2 days, only about 4 and a half hours of reading total. I absolutely could not put it down! I liked the Dante's Inferno theme the book had. I've always heard about it but never read it. Now I want to. Also, Langdon visits lots of places in Italy and Turkey; I had to go on the internet and look some of the places up. Wow, wouldn't it be cool to go there!There is alot of talk about art as well. I'm not a big art fan, but I didn't lose interest because of it.  Like many of his books, he does have a scientific bit going in this book. The bad guy thinks the world is overpopulated and in 100 years we would be wiped out. So he, apparently, is creating a new Black Plague. It's a neat controversy because you can totally understand where this guy is coming from about overpopulation, but morally I was thinking "That's incredibly wrong!" I think this one could spark some public outrage similar to DaVinci Code did. 

Anyways, I loved it and everyone should read it! See ya!

1 comment:

  1. The book is simply incredible, although at some place you will feel an overlap between Da Vinci code and this book. It also has some factual errors like the quote of Robert Oppenheimer from Srimad Bhagavad Gita. But these negatives, doesn't let this book down. Robert's effort needs to be appreciated.