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Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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May 28, 2015

it was amazing
Read from February 10, 2012 to May 28, 2015

I read this in college and loved it, and I still do. It's not an easy read--it's in poem form (more or less) and filled with political references to people/events that I don't understand. But the scope of the story is amazing. It gives so much insight into how people perceive what is "evil." At the bottom of the Inferno, for example, is Brutus, who betrayed Julius Caesar because betrayal was the worst crime (Judas Iscariot is also there). To my modern mind, Brutus trying to restore the republic was not the ultimate evil. Anyhow, worth reading, but not light and not quick.

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