Friday, 28 June 2013

Brajesh's Review : Inferno

If a fan of Dan Brown, myth, mythology, symbology & history gives this book a 3.5 you should know that something isn't quite right. I was let down by Inferno with respect to the Dan Brown genre.

I felt the book actually is a tourist advertisement for Florence, Venice and Istanbul. Not that any of these beautiful locations (and Venice in particular being among the most visited tourist destinations) needed any more publicity.

The basic issue of solving population explosion through a violent intervention is stretched a little too far in the narrative. While Dante and his Divine Comedy holds some amount of mystique and forced me to read more about the poet. Rest of the chase along with Robert Langdon and his mysterious partner through 3 architecturally rich cities doesn't hold much. Would recommend only to tourists who are returning or planing a trip to these 3 cities.

Rating : 3.5 / 5

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