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Inferno (2013)

by Dan Brown

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Series: Robert Langdon (4)

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"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" -- vendor summary.… (more)
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    The Last Cato by Matilde Asensi (vpfluke)
    vpfluke: Both books are thrillers where the main characters follow trails taken from Dante's Divine Comedy
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    The Population Bomb by Paul R. Ehrlich (bks1953)
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    Dante: The Divine Comedy (Landmarks of World Literature) by Robin Kirkpatrick (bks1953)

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This giant doorstop of a book was worth hefting for days. Wowza. The intrepid Professor Langdon marches through symbolic hell and genuine danger after a brilliant madman who is determined to send humanity through a man-made apocalypse. Sure, there are parts of the book that require the reader to suspend disbelief with both hands, but in the long run, the gravitas of the book's message merits the reader's cooperation.
Powerful, engaging story that will haunt the reader and broaden viewpoints. ( )
  JoniMFisher | Oct 26, 2023 |
This time Langdon wakes up in a hospital in Florence with Amnesia and somebody appears to be trying to kill him. With the help of a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, they escape. On discovering a biohazard container sewn into Langdon's suit, they have to try to retrace his steps over the past few days and find out what he was doing before his amnesia. As they run around Florence via secret passages, while being pursued by some nefarious organisation and the WHO, they realise a biohazard will be released soon and they have to try to stop it. This leads them to Venice and eventually to Istanbul. Lots of running around as usual, with some unexpected twists! Fast paced, with interesting details about art history, but a bit of an an anticlimax at the end. ( )
  LindaLiu | Oct 22, 2023 |
I pre-ordered the book and received it on 14th May - on the release date.

The plot is a bit predictable and for sure doesn't quite have the punch like Angels and Demon or Da Vinci Code.

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  harishwriter | Oct 12, 2023 |
Interesting ending, lots of twists and turns, some nail-biting moments. It's a solid Dan Brown book - more engaging for me than Lost Symbol was. ( )
  lieblbiz | Aug 30, 2023 |
Inferno is another amazing Dan Brown that leaves me hoping that he writes another novel for Robert Langdon.

I was told by a friend of mine this novel was not as good as he would have hoped it to be, so I went in with a lowered expectations. And man, was my friend wrong! This novel was full of Dan Brown signature twists and turns, and this novel I couldn't even see the ending coming! Usually I guess the ending, but this novel was a lovely surprise!

The chapters were easy to read, quick to read and kept me hooked on every word. I did feel like the novel had some chapters that didn't really need to be in there, but it was still amazing! I couldn't put this book down and I want more by Dan Brown immediately.

His intelligence and research is evident in this novel and I applaud him for his hard work.

Five out of five stars! ( )
  Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
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"In short, Dan Brown’s “Inferno” is the kind of satisfying escapist read that summers were made for."
... there is the sense of play that saves Brown's books from ponderousness, even when he is waxing wise about some ancient mystery or architectural wonder.
"Unfortunately, at other times the book’s musty passageways seem to be not so much holding history up as sagging under its weight."
"To the great relief of anyone who enjoys him, Mr. Brown winds up not only laying a breadcrumb trail of clues about Dante (this is “Inferno,” after all) but also playing games with time, gender, identity, famous tourist attractions and futuristic medicine."
added by bookfitz | editNew York Times, Janet Maslin (May 12, 2013)
Renowned author Dan Brown hated the critics. Ever since he had become one of the world’s top renowned authors they had made fun of him. [...] The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was mired in a sea of mixed metaphors.

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"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" -- vendor summary.

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У самому серці Італії професор симвології Роберт Ленгдон стає учасником змови, побудованої довкола найзагадковішого шедевра світової літератури — «Божественної комедії» Данте. Ленгдон намагається перехитрувати своїх супротивників і розгадати складну загадку, що забирає читача у світ класичних витворів мистецтва, секретних тунелів і новітніх технологій. Інферно — це смертельно небезпечні перегони з часом, що захоплять вас із першої сторінки й не відпустять аж до фіналу!
Hľadaj a nájdeš! Čas sa kráti.
Tieto slová znejú v hlave známemu harvardskému vedcovi ikonografovi Robertovi Langdonovi, keď sa zranený prebudí na nemocničnej posteli. Netuší, kde je a ako sa tam dostal. Nevie vysvetliť ani to, odkiaľ sa v jeho veciach vzal podivný predmet. Čo má hľadať? Komu alebo čomu sa kráti čas?
V ohrození života spolu s mladou lekárkou Siennou Brooksovou unikajú po uliciach Florencie, nádherného starobylého mesta, rodiska vynikajúceho básnika Danteho Alighieriho. Langdonovi sa postupne vracia pamäť: pomocou veršov z Danteho temnej epickej básne Peklo musia dešifrovať kódy ukryté v slávnych dielach renesancie – v sochách, obrazoch, budovách. Chcú tak vyriešiť záhadu a zabrániť katastrofe hroziacej ľudstvu. O výsledky pátrania sa však zaujímajú aj iní a tí sa nezastavia pred ničím...
Fanúšikov Inferna – Pekla určite poteší aj filmové spracovanie v hlavnej úlohe s Tomom Hanksom. Premiéra v kinách dňa 13.10.2016.
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