Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno by Dan Brown
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 14, 2013

Description (from

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.

My Review – 3 Stars

Dante’s Inferno is the first part of the famous 14th century poem by writer Dante Alighieri which describes in detail nine circles of hell. Inferno by Dan Brown is a mystery where the clues relate in some way to Dante’s Inferno.
Some of this story takes place in famous museums around the world. Reading some parts of this novel seemed like reading an art history textbook or listening to tour guide without actually being on the tour. However, the plot moved along and the story was interesting. The author of Inferno, Dan Brown, excels at presenting questions then clues, and then answers. I enjoyed following Robert Langdon, symbology professor, and the mysterious Dr. Sienna Brooks while they deciphered clues left behind by, madman/genius, Bertrand Zobrist and discovered why they were being hunted.


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