Author: Dan Brown
Pages : 475+
Publication Year: May 14, 2013
Is Review Spoiler: No
‘Seek and ye shall find.’
Inferno is the fourth book in Robert Langdon series and sixth book by acclaimed writer Dan Brown. Like all other Robert Langdon books, this book also revolves around the life and death situations and saving humanity by cracking the age-old codes hidden inside symbols. In this case the symbols are hidden inside the Dante’s – Inferno [(Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy.]
The conspiracy theories or secret societies mentioned in this book are not as explosive as previous three books but still they are shocking and thought-provoking.
If you have read previous three Robert Langdon thrillers, you know that every time Langdon has a brilliant individual as his sidekick – all those individuals so far are girls, Leonardo Vetra in ‘Angels & Demons’, Sophie Neveu in ‘The Da Vinci Code’, Katherine Solomon in ‘The Lost Symbol’ and in this book ‘Sienna Brooks’.
This book has all the suspense and thrillers which we usually expect from Dan Brown’s novels along with some shocking revelations about over population. Like other books in Robert Langdon series, this book will also grab you by throat like a tiger won’t let you go unless you finish it.
This book if made into a movie will surely be a huge blockbuster, no doubt about that. The book itself reads as movie on the paper. This book is better than The Lost symbol for sure but not as good as ‘The Da Vinci Code’. The characters in this book are very well constructed and it has some great twists and turns which will keep reader engaged till the last page.
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.
I highly recommend this book for everyone!