|To-go||Sit and Savour|
|Ohmmm||Fasten Your Seatbelt|
Inferno by Dan Brown is a fast-paced adventure through Florence, Venice and a couple other European cities. This time the book focuses on Dante Alighieri’s famous work, Dante’s Inferno, and the influences that 13th century Florence had on Dante’s work, and the influence that his work has had on culture since.
The book follows Robert Langdon as he tries to stop someone who is all-too-obsessed with Inferno, and uses the book and the art it inspired to leave clues about their nefarious plans to change the world.
The twist in this book is truly unexpected, and Brown tells the story from multiple view points, helping to keep the fast pace of the book. As always, it is well researched, and collides the views and art of the past with the problems and technology of today.
Would we recommend it?
Book: Yes. This book kept this reader on her toes. I also loved the tour of Florence that this book took me on. I listened to this on a solo road trip, and it kept me engaged, helping to pass the time. The only downside was that I couldn’t pull over and Google everything (Google Images is my constant companion when I’m reading Dan Brown.)
Movie: No. Sigh. I was really excited to see the movie because I wanted to see Florence and the other beautiful settings from this book. But, the pacing of the movie was off, the hallucinations of one of the characters were weirder to see that they were in my imagination, and in an effort to keep the storyline moving, there were very few sweeping views of the locations they were in.
So, I booked a ticket and went to Florence myself. In-flight movie? Inferno was one of the options.
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