Book Review: “Inferno” by Dan Brown



Title:  Inferno

Author: Dan Brown

Series:  Robert Langdon

Summary (from  Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno.

Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this sumptuously entertaining thriller.


My thoughts:  Hmmmm, I wanted to love this book, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite Dan Brown book – Angels and Demons still wins that title for me.

I started the book while on a flight from Hawaii and was surprised I got into it so quickly, pages were flying by.  Then somehow the second half of the book just fell flat or me.

It was a pretty stereotypical Dan Brown book, Langdon and a pretty girl find themselves trapped in a foreign country and are chased throughout the museums and other important architectural places in that country.

This latest Dan Brown just didn’t offer enough suspense and drama for me.  I found that the chases through town just felt more like a history lesson of famous places rather than a mystery full of drama and suspense.

Overall, just alright, not my favorite Dan Brown book . . . just ok for me.

And remember,

Books Are Life,


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