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Inferno is a mystery thriller novel, the sixth by renowned American author Dan Brown and the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, following Angels. In Inferno, Dan Brown once again offers readers the same heady mix of history, art, symbols, and high-wire tension that catapulted The Da Vinci Code, Angels. Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, most recently Inferno . His book The Da Vinci Code is one of the bestselling novels of all time.

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As Langdon continued on toward the elbow of the square, he could see, directly ahead in the distance, the shimmering blue glass dial of the St. The Tetrarchs statue was well known for its missing foot, broken off while it was being plundered from Constantinople in the thirteenth century. Miraculously, in the s, inferul foot was unearthed in Istanbul.

Venice petitioned for the missing piece of statue, but the Turkish authorities replied with a simple message: The building was an imposing stone fortress with a notched parapet and a three-hundred-foot tower that swelled near the top, bulging outward into a massive machicolated battlement.

Depicted in the legendary fresco by Michelino, the great poet stood before Mount Purgatory and held forth in his hands, as if in humble offering, his masterpiece The Divine Comedy.

What features of his work or life inspired you? For me, the most knfernul quality of Dante Alighieri is his staggering influence on culture, religion, history, and the arts. At the same time, I was poring over all the new scientific information that I could find daj a cutting edge technology that I had decided to incorporate into the novel. Once I had enough understanding of these topics to proceed, I traveled to Florence and Venice, where I was fortunate to meet with some wonderful art historians, librarians, and other scholars who helped me enormously.

Once this initial phase of research was complete, I began outlining and writing the novel. As is always the case, when a book begins to take shape, I am drawn in unexpected directions that require additional research. This was also the case with Infernowhich took about 3 years from conception to publication.

With respect to the process, the success of these novels has been a bit of a Catch On one hand, I now have wonderful access to specialists, authorities, and even secret archives from which to draw information and inspiration. On the other hand, inffrnul there is increased speculation about my works in progress, I need to be increasingly discreet about the places I go and the specialists with whom I speak. What kind of adventure will Robert Langdon face this time? Can you give us any sneak peak infernu, the new novel?

Inferno is very much a Robert Langdon thriller. Robert Langdon must battle this dark adversary by deciphering a Dante-related riddle, which leads him to Florence, where he finds himself in a infernjl race through a landscape of classical art, secret passageways, and futuristic technology.

No city on earth is more closely tied to Dante Alighieri. Dante grew up in Florence, fell in love in Florence, and began writing in Florence. Later in life, when he was exiled for political reasons, the longing he felt for his beloved Florence became a catalyst for The Divine Comedy. The threat of world overpopulation is the latest assignment for Brown’s art historian and accidental sleuth Robert Langdon.

Awakening in a Florence hospital with no memory of the preceding 36 hours, Langdon and an attractive attending physician with an oversized intellect are immediately pursued by an ominous underground organization and the Italian police. Detailed tours of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul mean to establish setting, but instead bog down the story and border on showoffmanship.


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Relying on a deceased villain’s trail of clues threaded through the text of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the duo attempt to unravel the events leading up to Langdon’s amnesia and thwart a global genocide scheme. Suspension of disbelief is required as miraculous coincidences pile upon pure luck.

Near the three-quarters point everything established gets upended and Brown, hoping to draw us in deeper, nearly drives us out. Though the prose is fast-paced and sharp, the burdensome dialogue only serves plot and back story, and is interspersed with unfortunate attempts at folksy humor.

It’s hard not to appreciate a present day mega-selling thriller that attempts a refresher course in Italian literature and European history.

But the real mystery is in the book’s denouement and how Brown can possibly bring his hero back for more. Heide Lange, Sanford J. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into brrown landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. From the Hardcover edition.

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Showing of 21, reviews. Top Infenrul Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I was a big fan of The Da Vinci Code, even though I got a lot of flack from many friends and fellow readers. I read a LOT of books, and although I agree these novels aren’t high literature filled with dog-earred pages of dam prose, I think they are a lot of fun and I think you can learn a lot as well. I read the Da Vinci Code when it first came out and knew very little about Bibical theories, especially those surrounding Mary Magdalene.

So without spoilers, let me say that I was really surprised and interested about broen twists that were in that book. Both in that book and in this one, there are discussions about European art and history.

I know a little more about that having been an art history minor in college, but Dan Brown really has fun and so did this reader in exploring the intricacies and possible hidden meanings and details of many old writings, and in showing us the secret portals to ancient churches and mosques not seen on your average tour.

In this case, what is explored in detail is Dante’s Inferno, although other works and historical sites are detailed as well. The story itself is about professor of religious iconography Robert Langdon – Dan’s Brown’s recurring hero – who tries to stop a madman from unleashing a possible plague on humanity.


And to do so requires figuring out the secrets hidden away in Dante’s epic poem. Yes, yes, I know. Brownn are many far-fetched knfernul and you may not want to look all that closely at plot details but instead have fun and know that you will learn things along the way. I loved learning things such as the following: Lots of fun, and you even learn some interesting stuff along the way.

I quite enjoyed reading Dan Brown’s previous work, even his two earlier, pre-Robert Langdon books. The Da Vinci Code remains his best work, as it consists of his tightest, most carefully crafted writing.

Inferno continues with the main protagonist, symbologist Langdon, caught in a labyrinthine web of Dante Alighieri-inspired symbols and puzzles which only he can solve naturally. At times it seems that Brown must think he is being paid by the word, and this book would have greatly benefited from an editor with the necessary courage to tell Brown to seriously pare this book down by as much as half its length of pages – it’s that over-written Are books written by a popular author inrernul featuring paid ad placement?

Because Brown’s repeated mention of brands such as Brioni, BMW, Plume Paris, Armani, and, ddan course, Harris Tweed all apropos of nothing in the storybegs the question of whether Brown derives residuals from such brand-name dropping, or perhaps hopes that he’ll get free stuff from these companies? Either way, the frequency is annoying, unnecessary, and distracting, and, again, serves no literary purpose I could discern.

It was also interesting to note that in Ron Howard’s film treatment of Inferno, MUCH was changed in the storytelling – likely in the name of coherence and tighter scripting, which the novel would have certainly benefitted from, as well.

If you simply must read this book, get the illustrated version – at least it has some interesting visuals! I like all of Dan Brown’s books I have read. I am a traveler and it makes some of the places just that much more interesting to visit or to remember from a previous visit. Because I have visited the city in Turkey in which the final scenes take place, I was actually able to figure out where the item they were searching for was nrown in spite of the many misdirections in the book.

It was a fun read. I was fortunate to read his first book “Angels and Demons” purely by chance on a last minute trip to Rome. What a wonderful addition it was to our trip. We saw far more of Rome then we might have because of that book.

I would have missed the sculpture by Bernini called The ecstasy of St. I was so very glad to get to see that particular sculpture and the book made me much more aware of Bernini daan all his beautiful infernup. By the way, you might onfernul a guide book to help you find the church in which the “Ecstasy of St.

I couldn’t wait to read still another installment featuring Dan Brown’s character, the brilliant professor, Robert Langdon. Unfortunately he can’t remember her as he awakens in a hospital bed with amnesia.

After an attack on his doctor and with the help of Sienna he embarks on a life and death escape from people who for whatever reason want to kill him. His only clues are in Dante’s Divine Comedy. We, readers are taken on a wild tour of Florence, Venice and Istanbul.