Release Date: 11/21/2011
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.Why I liked it:
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.
In INFERNO, Brown brings his character Robert Langdon back to Italy with a story heavily influenced from the symbolism of Dante. The story examines ethics in the modern world, confronting the question of how we will use some of our newest medical and scientific discoveries. It is the melding of the Classics and the Modern that I love in this book. That, and the setting.
I was fortunate enough to visit Florence, Venice, and Istanbul several years ago, and these cities have a carved a forever-beloved place in my heart. His descriptions throughout the book took me back to those cities. I felt as though I was standing where he was, living the story he was telling. And yes, that made me connect to the story all the more.
So, if you love mysteries, are into well-researched stories that make you think, then get yourself a copy of INFERNO!
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