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review 2017-01-19 01:40
Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno - Dan Brown

Another Dan Brown classic! Robert Langdon is back in this book with another winding tale of symbology, secret passageways and allegorical puzzle. Once I started reading it I could not put it back down. I started reading the last 150 pages last night and after 3 hours found myself at the 98th chapter. The story is so immersive and mind boggling one wants to know what, why, who, when…all the time.

 

Inferno spans 3 most architectural cities of the world, starting from the artist’s haven i.e. Paris, sprinting into the beautiful waters and gigantic St. Mark’s Square of Venice and finally flying to its end straight into the East’s Heart i.e. Istanbul. As always, Dan Brown was very intimate and detailed about the architectural beauty of each historical building that Professor Landgon set foot in.

The most defining part of the whole story-line is that the plot spans a total of 2 days and 2 night only. 48 hours of Robert Langdon and a dramatic unraveling of Dante’s seven levels of hell. This is what makes it so empowering and fills your imagination with hundreds of minute thoughts, codes, architectural details. So much so that one can forget the subtle hints of the dark and twisty ending. But being a serial movie watcher that I am, I did guess some part of it by the beginning of the end (how boastful of me).

 

Nevertheless, the ending is kind of a boggling turn of events. I do not want to provide any spoilers so lets just say that the book’s ending is nothing like what you think it is. Its exactly the opposite. Still it needs to be said here that, although the story itself was riveting, the curtain dropping moment was not as imaginative and thrilling as I would have liked it to be. And as Inferno readers have come to known Dan Brown by. Still, its definitely, worth the read. Also, if you are a Dan Brown follower like me, you would read anything he offers like the Scripture.

 

I would highly recommend this book to detective and mystery novel enthusiasts with a touch of thrill.

 

Cheers.

Source: writebeforeyouspeak.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/book-review-inferno-by-dan-brown-best-books-of-2016
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review 2016-10-21 00:00
Inferno: Robert Langdon Book 4- Film tie-in
Inferno: Robert Langdon Book 4- Film tie... Inferno: Robert Langdon Book 4- Film tie-in - Dan Brown Wow! What a twist in the tale!
Actually, it wasn't - you could see it coming from miles away.
Other than that, a decent chase around Florence as Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital with amnesia to find people trying to track him down.
Helped by a doctor they go from place to place looking for clues to see why he is wanted so badly.

Brown likes chapter breaks to build up the suspense (over 100 in this book), but as the next chapter inevitably just follows on from the previous cliff hanger moment it doesn't really do anything.

Good read for the commute to/from work when you don't want anything too taxing.
There are some good plots within plots, and it's written in a way that keeps you guessing who is involved. May not work so well on a second reading when some of the surprises will lose their impact.
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review 2016-01-21 00:00
Het Verloren Symbool / druk 1: Robert Langdon
Het Verloren Symbool / druk 1: Robert Langdon - D. Brown I didn't love this book, but I didn't dislike it either. It just was an okay book. Entertaining and pretty exciting but there were a lot of parts where the history parts bored me because i've read them in the book before.
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review 2015-04-24 21:25
Review: Inferno, by Dan Brown
Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon) - Dan Brown

Quick review: Didn't enjoy this nearly as much as the first two books. Enjoyed it more than The Lost Symbol. The pacing wasn't very great, and I remember speeding through the first three books wanting to keep reading. But there was a lot in here that I enjoyed, even if I felt it wasn't as strong of a story, for this genre, as I've seen Brown bring with his Langdon books.

I'll probably keep going in the series if Brown writes more, though I don't have high expectations that it'll be more than what fans have grown to expect at this point. A good read, but nothing ground-breaking.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-04-12 11:13
~ Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno - Dan Brown

 

INFERNO, DAN BROWN

 

Well, it's the second Dan Brown's book I've read so I will not talk about how same they were or things like that. I really liked this book. Maybe it's because in this times of YA books full of perfect teenager girls who are the most powerful warriors and every one of them is "the chosen one", a book like Inferno can really makes you happy. I don't read much detective/thriller books, but I love this one (and of course Da Vinci's Code).

The main problem is that I haven't such a bond with characters like I had while reading The Hunger Games or Game of Thrones or John Green's books. I really missed it. But I still love Langdon. He is a teacher of history of art (ok, so it's iconography but basically, it's the same) , how can't somebody love him? He has a stile, and he knows about everything in Italy. I really need to find a copy of him and stole his brain (or took him with me to Italy).
Sienna was really great character. I loved how different she was. But not in that "the choose one" one, but she was smart and pretty, and her past was not so bright. I loved her till the end, and I don't care if she was good or bad. She was amazing! (and I will kill my classmate who read this before I did and tell me some spoilers about Sienna, why do some guys do that?)

Agent Brüder was "the sexy guy". I know he is older than me, but in my head, he as like a mutant of Taylor Lautner, Josh Hutcherson, Alexander Ludwig and Logan Lerman. I love him. At least one sexy male character (ok, I'm not counting Betrand Zobrist because he dead in the whole book. But his eyes...)

 

 

I want to talk about ending a little bit. I will include there a little bit of spoilers so don't read it. So, I was really surprised about the end. I was the whole time like- It's ok, they will save everything, it's gonna be ok, nobody will die. Well, I was right at least in one thing. Nobody will die. But the whole thing with that bag and that it has spread all over the world was a bit scary. But I'm really happy that Sienna will help with solving this whole problem, as I said, I loved her character the whole time.

I loved the action, the mystery and the country. I learned so much about old Italy and once I want to study history of art (but in Pisa, really pity that it wasn't mentioned in the book :D) and I learned so much from this book about some italian history (which I really want to know, becuase one day, I'll live there, and it's great when you know something about country's history).
Now I want to read The Divine Comedy, I looked up on google the Mappa dell'Inferno and searched everything about Dante's Death Mask, Dante Alighieri, Cerca Trova,....

 

Rating - 5/5

 

Still searching for my Peeta, Leny

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