Friday, February 27, 2015

Inferno by Dan Brown

From the depths of hell,
rising through purgatory,
Langdon leads us up.

Inferno appears to be the latest Robert Langdon adventure (i.e. The DaVinci Code) from Dan Brown. His other books have been solid adventures full of mystery, conspiracy, and symbology so I gave this one a try.

When Prof. Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with no memory of how he got there or why, his attempts to unravel his memory only further ensnare him in a Divine Comedy themed mystery that he has apparently partially solved but can't recall. But he's running out of time as a mad scientist (literally) plans to unleash something unthinkable on the world. And without a memory, it's hard for him to tell who's really his enemy and who's really his friend.

There are a few places where Inferno gets a little talky as it tries to transition through a plot twist and at least one place where I caught a whiff of Michael Crichton-esque screenplay, as opposed to novel, writing. But overall Inferno was an enjoyable book.

And it inspired me to put Dante's Divine Comedy on my to-read list.

I received no compensation of any kind for this review.

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