Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

This week's book is Dan Brown's Inferno. I have read all of Dan Brown's books and they are brilliant. He definitely has an amazing mind and although I do sometimes have to re read a page, I would highly recommend it.

Pick up your copy here

Book description from Amazon:

"'Seek and ye shall find.'
With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.
A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon's knowledge of hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.
With only a few lines from Dante's dark and epic masterpiece, The Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance - sculptures, paintings, buildings - to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat.
Set against an extraordinary landscape inspired by one of history's most ominous literary classics, Inferno is Dan Brown's most compelling and thought-provoking novel yet, a breathless race-against-time thriller that will grab you from page one and not let you go until you close the book."

I didn't think that Robert Langdon could possibly get into anymore trouble. I like the way this book is set up, with Langdon waking up and not having a memory of what happened and piecing it all back together. It is also not the usual religious type book that he writes in my opinion. I find that Dan Brown has completely modernised the plot. 

Definitely a recommendation and if you haven't read any of the previous books, then I would pick those up while you are at it as well.

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