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Inferno by Dan Brown

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I’m so sorry Mr Brown but my expectations were so high that this didn’t live up to them πŸ™

This is the 4th Robert Langdon thriller, following Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol.

I’ll be completely honest the first three quarters was a bit dull. There were plenty of action sequences and chases but not a lot seemed to happen to move the plot forward, it was VERY repetitive. The the final quarter began and the whole dynamic changed, finally stuff was happening!

Perhaps if I were more au fait with Dante, I would have had more chance to appreciate some of the historical links but I’m not convinced that would have completely overcome my failure to get excited by the slow plot. However, as I just said the last quarter of the book really seems to have purpose and intensity as the trail loses prominence and the focus turns to the final confrontation.

If you have read other Dan Brown books then you will probably be like me and not want to miss out on the future of Robert Langdon. I will certainly continue to look out for his new publications.

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13 comments

  1. My husband has read a couple of Dan Brown books and enjoyed them, they’re not really the kind of books I enjoy though. I’m more of a Jodi Picoult fan πŸ™‚

  2. I am yet to read Dan Brown, they aren’t really what I would normally read although since I started my degree I have been exploring different books. I think I will give this one a miss!

  3. I agree that Inferno was not as good as The Lost Symbol-which was probably my favourite – but I still think it was a solid read. It did take a while to get into the narrative though x

  4. Oh no, how dissapointing i thought this book would of been great, as I am a big Dan Brown fan. I just hope the next, not in this installment but a new one is better. Such a shame.

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