Friday, December 27, 2013

Inferno / Dan Brown / 461 pages

Dante's Inferno serves as the basis for Brown's latest historical suspense novel featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.  Brown's writing is complex and detailed and the reader ends up learning about Italian literature and art as well as taking in an adventure that leaves your head spinning.  Inferno also addresses the use of science to save humankind from destroying itself.  Brown uses the words of Dante, "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis"  to challenge readers.  If you like dense writing and non-stop action, you will enjoy this thought-provoking book.

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