Sunday, June 2, 2013

Inferno by Dan Brown

Since 140 characters weren't doing justice for a book review I had to turn up to my blog. Bear with me ^.^


Dan Brown has always been a writer who makes you believe one thing for an entire length of story and then suddenly in middle, the story takes a 'U' turn. Inferno is no exception.

Whatever was happening to Robert Langdon in Florence in Italy all fall upside down when the identity of FS-2080 was revealed. It made me turn the pages back to the chapter when FS-2080 thought about meeting professor Bertrand and ended up in his arms. He always used the name 'FS-2080' and never revealed the identity, making us believe he was talking about someone else.

Great to read how he mixed age old work by Dante Alighieri, the Divine Comedy, with the current crisis we are facing, overpopulation. Each and every line is so informative ! Trans-humanists, WHO, genetic engineering, people with high IQ, their life and miseries and what not.

At times, the overly description of places at Florence, Venice and Istanbul went pretty boring. Forced me to skip some lines :P But had a great time travelling across Europe and this trans-continental city.

By the end it turned out to be a story with no antagonist. End could have been much thrilling. Also, it wasn't much clear when everyone had such noble intentions, why not sit and discuss instead of run, hide and create chaos?

The story ended with the word 'stars' as all the Dante's poems in Divine comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)

Anyways, the novel was not a must, but for sure a good read.


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