“Inferno” by Dan Brown

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”

Inferno” or maybe it should be “The Dante Code”…once again symbologist Robert Langdon (remember him from the Da Vinci Code?) is running around exotic locales (Florence, Venice, Istanbul) trying to work out a coded mystery rooted in Dante’s “Inferno” before various powerful people trailing him stop him.


This book is brimming full of aphorisms such as “Bombay Sapphire and Gogol* should never be mixed.” If you are familiar with “The DaVinci Code”, you will have some idea of what to expect; a page turning thriller interspersed with art history (here, Botticelli’s “Map of Hell” inspired by Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” interpreted in a similar way to Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” in “The DaVinci Code”) and a liberal dose of paranoia…

Yes, Mr Langdon even your government is against you.

The book gives me an even greater desire to visit Florence and Venice, I’ve already visited the parts of Istanbul he describes.


* Russian author of Dead Souls

My rating 4 out of 5

About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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