Inferno by Dan Brown Book Review by Kumiko Mae (80)

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Hello Sunshine! Every time a controversial book is out, do you feel the dire need to read what the news can't stop talking about? I do! Sometimes, my curiosity gets the best of me that I quest for a book find based on headlines! No shame here! So the controversy about the 4th Robert Langdon book by Dan Brown spread like fire, I had to fan the flames in my head and know what it's all about. All the more because the controversy wasn't because of a religion, but because of race (or if I may say, a publicly shameful display of nationalism, or bigotry).

What is Inferno by Dan Brown about?

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.
(Source: Goodreads)

As with all Dan Brown books (I've read Robert Langdon 1, 3 and 4--yes, no 2! haha), there's no denying that his storytelling is a page turner. I love how his stories progress gradually but surely--and how I forget about what time and day it is when I am immersed in his stories. Yes, it was the same structure, where his Robert will find a girl which he would be running away with, for the love of life, culture, history and discovery; but even if 4th time wasn't really all that charming, I still found myself thoroughly entertained with Inferno.

I can say, I liked it a whole lot more than The Lost Symbol. The Lost Symbol, to me, was utterly lost too. It wasn't as exciting, I found myself illegally skimming through pages; and the ending was blah. Inferno was different though. I liked how it deviated from the ending that one would expect from a Dan Brown book (or at least, from the way the story progressed). I love the sci-fi element to it, too. But I shouldn't have said that.

Inferno by Dan Brown is available at Fully Booked. Read it and be tickled by the idea that Manila, though grim and hellish as it is, was fortunate to be a setting--though brief-- of a New York Best Seller!

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