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Inferno by Dan Brown - Book Review
Dan Brown's Inferno is a high adventure story that includes perhaps the greatest lesson so far for humanity and our planet. In addition, I think this is Dan Brown's best-written book - and I have read all his offerings to date.
Before going any further I feel it is important to point out that Dan Brown tells us, right at the onset, and I quote, "All artwork, literature, science and historical references are real." This is important for the reader to remember as the tale unfolds.
The main character, Professor Robert Langdon, an art historian and expert in understanding symbols, has been with us since The Da Vinci Code and lends a thread of continuation and comfort for the reader - we feel like we already know him.
There are plenty of supporting characters and intrigue, never a dull moment or the urge to skim over a section. No. Each step of the way provides fodder for what follows.
Taking place in Europe, mostly Italy, and the near east of Istanbul gives one a feeling of east meeting west, and how it really is in the world at this time. I think it is important to get out your world map and study the relationship of these areas from olden days, to add to the richness in understanding the sequence of this too-real story.
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri plays a role in how the sequence of events is played out, so it is worth knowing the first of the three portions of this epic, which is going through the layers of hell. There is plenty of information for those who practice meditation to reflect on, and consider how relevant the underlying story is for today.
I just finished reading Dan Brown's Inferno and I'm going to reread it at a leisurely pace to get a deeper grasp of the layers in his details. During the first read through the action was too suspenseful to pause over art and historical details.
My highest recommendation for all adults, whether a humanitarian, mystery reader, or thrill seeker.
Details: 480 pages hardback edition; Doubleday Publisher (May 14, 2013); ISBN-10: 0385537859; ISBN-13: 978-0385537858
Review by Susan Helene Kramer, BellaOnline Meditation Editor
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