Friday, June 7, 2013

Review of Inferno by Dan Brown

Dan Brown is one of those authors that you either love or hate. Being the fan I am I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his latest novel Inferno and bought it the first weekend it was out. And I'm going to be honest, I'm such a nerd that I also bought the accompanying volume of Dante's Inferno, the classic Brown's book is based on and which Indigo Books thoughtfully placed along side the bestseller. Whoever owns Dante's royalties is going to be raking it in!

Like all Dan Brown books, Inferno deals with a controversial topic and a secret society: this time it is the theory of overpopulation and an elite world organization that controls situations for VIP's.

It's a fast paced thriller that has hero Robert Langdon hooking up with an attractive, young but brilliant woman on a breathtaking chase through famous European landmarks (Florence, Venice, Turkey) as they try to solve the puzzle of painting that references Dante's Inferno while avoiding people that are trying to kill them.

You Will Like This Book If:

- you liked Da Vinci's Code and Angels and Demons
- you like to read the book before the movie comes out (which it definitely will)
- you like to refer to Google constantly while you are reading so you can see what the landmarks look like where the story is set
- you love a good conspiracy theory (who doesn't?)

Best Quote:

“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Bertrand Zobrist”

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