“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