INFERNO

5 Mar
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Doubleday, a division of Random House 2013
Hardcover First Edition 462 pages
Historical fiction-suspense thriller

FACT: Historical references in this book are real –

This is a story that takes us through the world of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century allegory The Divine Comedy. We begin in Dante’s Florence where Robert Langdon, professor of religious iconology and symbology deciphers clues, set in motion by a maniacal scientist, to save the world from annihilation. From Florence we travel to Venice and then into Istanbul where the fabulous historical details continue.

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Dante Alighieri’s Death Mask

This 4th book in the Robert Langdon series coils the narrative around the magnificent magnetism that is Florence and Venice so eloquently that I forgot I was reading. I was enthralled by the plethora of facts surrounding Dante and his life, so much so, that I now want to know more about him.

Any book that keeps me entertained until the very last page is a good book. It is full of fabulous history, and the way Dan Brown weaves the tome through Dante’s words is nothing short of genius.

To say more would be to ruin it for anyone who has yet to read this book. Just know this, if you have read Dante or anything about Dante’s life, and think you know him, think again.

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5 Responses to “INFERNO”

  1. echooutside March 5, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

    Fantastic review!

    • WORDMAN March 5, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

      Thank you Jen. I appreciate your interest.

  2. Verity March 6, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

    I’ve been meaning to read this for ages. Also love historical details in novels and you have intrigued me even more with the Dante element!

    • WORDMAN March 6, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

      You are going to love this book!

  3. sidneypublib March 6, 2014 at 8:59 p03 #

    Reblogged this on Sidney / Richland County Library.

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