Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Thriller, Number four in the Robert Langdon series.
Blurb from goodreads Please scroll down for my review. n his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.
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.
My Review. Think Dan Brown and his Robert Langdon series and yes, it´s the same deal, (for those of you who have been living under a rock for a few years, Dan Brown is the author of DaVinci´s Code and various other books), but what else can you expect. It is a good book, not great, after all it isn´t a new concept in writing or subject. It´s a long book, with 480 pages (info from goodreads.com) and if you took out all the excessive descriptions of the major sites in Florence, Venice and Istanbul that Robert visits you would probably have a much shorter book, but having said that, the author has a superb grasp of them. Get that out of the way and you have a good book, typically with Robert Langdon you have the most exciting 2 days Robert could probably have, poor guy, this is the 4th instalment and therefore he must be getting tired of all the excitement. He needs to follow a series of cleverly placed clues to solve the puzzle.
No matter how hard I tried I couldn´t find any spelling mistakes, Dan Brown is published by http://knopfdoubleday.com/ so that would help, after reading so many self published books this is a delight.
There are some interesting characters and only Robert is a recurring character, all the others are new in Inferno, and as usual you have no idea who can or not be trusted, lucky, as a reader you don´t have to, just sit back and enjoy a Dan Brown novel.
If you haven´t yet read any of the Robert Langdon series, you don´t have to read them in order for them to make sense, there is enough background information to read them independently. Personally this is a better book than Dan´s last instalment, The Lost Symbol. It isn´t a book that will change your life, and you will probably forget about it pretty soon, but it is classic Dan Brown and if you enjoy his books then you will enjoy this as I did.