Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

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Title: Inferno
Author: Dan Brown
Stars: 4

Blurb: Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.
A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.
With only a few lines of Dante’s Inferno to guide them, the must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance’s most celebrated artworks to find the answers to the puzzle which may, or may not, help save the world from a terrifying threat…

Review: Written in the same style as his previous works but a fair bit smaller, it’s also a completely different story line to what Dan Brown readers are used to. Inferno might gain Brown some new fans. Unlike The DaVinci code, Inferno gets straight to the point and doesn’t keep you wondering when the storyline is going to begin.
When Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital in Florence with no inkling of why he is in the country, much less why he is in hospital. With his life under threat, he and Sienna Brooks, the young doctor that was treating him, flee across the city. They have only a few lines of Dante’s Inferno to go on that may help save not only them but the whole world. However nothing is as it seems.
Although not a favourite book, or even author, I still had trouble putting this one down. Just a couple more pages to see if Robert and Sienna were ok, to see what country they ended up in next or if they had any more clues to help solve the puzzle that they were living in.

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