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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
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Feb 03, 16

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bookshelves: own, fiction, classics, 1300s, italian, religion-philosophy, male-author, novel, verse
Recommended to Nikoline by: everyone literate
Recommended for: everyone literate
Read from August 03 to November 16, 2012 — I own a copy

I am very much torn between three and four stars. The reason for this is mostly because The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri started out with confetti in the not very party-like Hell. Moving on to Purgatory, Dante's journey become less interesting and more meaningless, I suspect this is also because I did not really know any of the historical people he referred to in this part. At last in Heaven, even though Heaven has very wise words to give to the reader, it made me feel like a redneck in Walmart, and it almost made me miss Hell and all its madness.

That said, I do think I will give this book four stars since Goodreads do not do half-stars. Perhaps three.This comedy has many great characters, many of them are familiar if one has studied or read just about any Greek mythology; characters like Virgil, Hercules, and Minotaurus. All in all a very enjoyable read that really got me hooked. After I bought it I was just going through the preface, and suddenly I ended up on page seventy. That should speak for itself.

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