Monday, December 16, 2013
Author: Dan Brown
Review: Well I had been on the list at the library for months and I finally got the book on a Friday and read it over the weekend. This is a fast paced book with lots of action that you come to know from this author, but I didn’t really get or care for the subject of all that speed. Yes…Dante’s Inferno is interesting and everything, but the idea that the super genius is using it to send clues to others on how to sop his deadly plans for the world? Are we James Bond now? Really I think the subject could have been better.
I like Landon and the new characters he meets along the way as he tries to stop the end of the world…plaque…who knows…But I really think that the idea of this plague is just plain strange and really? Sorry but I didn’t get it and yet it was interesting like the rest of this authors books and maybe it has been to long since I have read one that I forgot what silly premises these books are set on.
If you enjoy this author then read the book, just know that the ending will leave you wondering What the Heck happened? That is about all I can say about this thriller…too bad because it had such a good start.
I will try to find some reviewers that completely disagree with me in the other reviews section.
Publisher: Published May 14th 2013 by Doubleday
Where did I get the book: I picked it up at my local library, I was on the list for months.
Quick Review: 3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis: In 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.
Author Biography: Dan Brown is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown is interested in cryptography, codes, and keys. Currently his novels have been translated into many languages.
Although many see Dan Brown's books as anti-Christian, Brown is a Christian who says that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith."