Inferno (Robert Langdon #4)
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered...more
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Fans of this series have been waiting 4 years for the next installment. Yes, The Lost Symbol came out in 2009. Unfortunately, this does not read like he spent the full 4 years invested in making sure this was a masterpiece (he actually claims in an interview he spent 3 years researching this novel. *cough*bullshit*cough*). Inferno consists of a horribly muddled and dramatic plot, twists in the story that don't even make sense and a w ...more
I read a galley proof back in January that was full of errors, missing sections and didn't have the ending ... so of course I was drooling about the book coming out as I had read part of the book, it was AWESOME and couldn't wait to "finish up reading it".
I know how "it" (aka the rating of books) works ... don't treat me like a moron. Geez Louise I cannot believe I have three people ragging on me to the point where I have to tell my entire life story as they got pissy on the detail ...more
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Updated 5/31: Sometimes, I feel like Dan Brown is my nemesis.
In interviews, he comes off as a smart, earnest guy (if a bit of an academic dweeb*) who has an obsession for puzzles, old art and conspiracy theories, but also as a guy who has no idea how to laugh at himself. He seems to take his own work very seriously, and gets his feelings hurt by even the eensiest teen ...more
This book has Dan Brown written all over it. Just like the previous stories in this series, the entire book is about 24 hour long mystery/thriller. Robert Langdon wakes up at a hospital with no recollection of how he got there and as he starts to figure out what's going on, he starts getting deeper into a dangerous event that is about to take place. From the very first page, a chain of events starts to take place at a very fast pace.
Loved reading the book, just like Robert Langdon's ...more
I did a buddy read for this one with my dearest beloved Alex! :D
Dan Brown is without a doubt one of the best writers of action thriller mystery stories in today's literature. Many years ago with his novel Da Vinci Code he took the world by storm and he became one of the most famous writers in the world. Back then I read most of his novels and I enjoyed them immensely. I have been waiting for years for him to write another book so that I would be able to get lost into his world again.
Dan Brown is ...more
There's nothing much to say about this to be honest. The plot was kind of intriguing ...more
I really enjoyed the thrill and excitement of Langdon adventure. And as a former international security student, I have an understanding re ...more
I am so excited- when I heard that Dan Brown was releasing a new book, I screamed so loud that another girl on my floor ran into my room and thought I was getting attacked!
Brown is probably my top favourite author and I have loved each book that stars Robert as the main character. I loved 'The Lost Symbol' so much!! I have really high hopes for this next one :)
Now that I have finished the book, I can say that it was a pure joy to read. ...more
To be very honest, I had a lot of expectations from this book and Dan Brown does not disappoint. I'm not entirely happy with the book; the second half of the book lacked certain things and was not quite as interesting as the first part. The research work for this book is done very painstakingly and it shows. 4.5 stars.
That the Movie re-twisted to be a normal boring Hollywood ending.
It starts with Inferno Nightmare
Waking up in Florence far from home,not knowing how he even got here
With a head wound and a hellish nightmare, of inferno to come
And by trying to solve the codes & puzzles of his chaotic situation, he find out that he must travel again...and again
Although authorities and assissants hired by mysterious 'Consortium' ...more
~ Dante's Divine Comedy.
(Oh, Mr.Brown...the irony and the accuracy)
The last Dan Brown novel that I recall reading and enjoying to the hilt was Angels & Demons. So, when I proudly hefted his new tome INFERNO home from the book store, I was all:
And then, barely twenty pages had passed by and my buoyant emotions pretty much went The Little Mermaid Way:
The author has decided to morph into a dry-as-day-ol ...more
okay....I just can't finish it....it started with this paragraph at about 12%
"She knew it was probably just the adrenaline, but she found herself strangely attracted to the American professor. In addition to his being handsome, he seemed to possess a sincerely good heart. In some distant, alternate life, Robert Langdon might even be someone she could be with."
From then on all I could think ...more
If nothing else, Dan Brown's Inferno reminded me that the interrobang (?!) is a thing. Also, why use one ellipsis ... when you can use ... A MILLION?!
I can't take this book seriously. It took me over a month to read it, and most of ...more
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrateAbandon all hope, ye who enter hereor
Dante and Virgil approach the entrance to Hell
From the WorldofDante.org
The heat is on. There is, of course, a deadline. A mad scientist of a Dante super-fan, who takes theatrical delight in referring to himself as The Shade, would like to bring about a great renaissance for humanity, a reawakening similar to the one that occurred following the Black Plague. As with that earlier event, The Shade, a Batman villain if ev ...more
Statue of Dante by Enrico Pazzi, Piazza Santa Croce, Florence
When I took this picture a couple of months ago, I thought Dante’s dour expression must be because he was pondering the horrors of hell. Now I think it’s because he was dwelling on the ignominy of having his masterpiece turned into this Dan Brown novel.
By the fourth book in the series, the formula has been well-established: Robert Langdon, the intrepid Harvard professor and “symbolo ...more
UNTITLED DAN BROWN BOOK MAD LIB
1) a number ______
2) month that has at least 28 days __________________
3) adverb that denotes stress ____________________
4) pick a European city...any European city _______________________
5) title given to a respected educator or professional _____________________
6) first name ___________________________
7) pretentious last name (bo ...more
Obscure reviewer Jane Steen sat in her modest study in cozy suburban Illinois and stared with horror at the object she held in her hands. Measuring nine-and-a-half by six-and-a-quarter by one-and-a-half inches, the object was encased in a shiny substance the overweight reviewer knew to be plastic.
A book of some kind.
To the little known reader’s brilliant mind and eidetic memory, identifying the book was a simple task. The labels affixed to the spine proclaimed its origin: the library. I ...more
I was kind of shocked. Yes, I had read a lot of disparaging comments about Brown’s writing, but I pushed them aside, figuring his books must be at least entertaining. Otherwise why would he be so popular? And I rather like cheesy books. This one had a condescending tone though that grated on my nerves and sapped all the fun right out of the story. It was a tedious read.
Brown’s characters are boring. There’s no depth or ...more
Wow, this was an awful book. I will say that Dan Brown has improved his writing craft, as there seems to be better flow and not so many grammatical errors, but just barely. He still switches tenses, starting out nearly every chapter with a big, ugly blob of text about some historical landmark that may or may not have bearing on the plot.
The characters are just bare outlines of people, like a grown-up coloring book, who somehow managed to be the stupidest, most pretentious, most OVE ...more
علينا أن نعترف بشيء
روايات دان براون تحمل غالبا قيمة أدبية محدودة
وأنت تنشدها طلبا للمتعة والمعرفة
وهذه اللذة العقلية التي تتمثل في محاولاتك المتكررة
لحل اللغز تلو اللغز
والصحبة الممتعة للغاية مع روبرت لانغدون
بساعته الميكي ماوس وقلبه الطيب وعقليته الفذة
كل ذلك في إطار مشوق مبهر
غني بالمعلومات مصقولة الأحداث بالعلم والتكنولوجيا والأساطير والتاريخ
هذه هي ميزة براون الكبرى
يعتمد براون دائما على ثقافة مضاعفة المفاجئة
وقد تعامل معها هنا ببراعة حقا
لم أخمن ما سيقوم به خصوصا بما يتعلق بسيينا
وهذه الم ...more
Aaron looked at the screen, wondering how best to approach the review. He had to be quick about it.
"There's no time!" he shouted even though no one else was around.
They could be here at any minute, and he had to hurry. He had to make sure he went fast, because of the time constrain ...more
الأمر خطير هذه المرة، تخيل إنك صحوت مفزوعا من كابوس جحيمي
لتجد نفسك في بلد أخر، ويومان مُسحا من ذاكرتك
بل ويجب أن تسابق الزمن والسفر فرارا لوقف جحيم حقيقي
صدقني الأمر أخطر والوقت ضيق فلن أبدأ الريفيو زي شفرة دافنشيو ملائكة وشياطين و الرمز المفقود كالعادة وأقول أن الرواية دي لو حابب تتمتع وانت بتقرأها ليها حل من اتنين
Illustrated Edition أن تقرأ النسخة المصورة
أو تفتح جوجل صور للبحث عن كل عمل فني مذكور، ...more
I’ve compiled a list for my review.
Why it’s perfectly acceptable to compare Dan Brown novels with one night stands :
1.) The decision to pick up a Dan Brown book or a one night hookup comes down to the same thing- instant gratification. You pick it up knowing you’re going on a wild ride!
2.) Waking up and seeing a Dan Brown book on your night stand almost makes you feel like you need a shower more than the morning after getting some strange. (I recommend a shower in both instances.)
3.) There’ ...more
Why doesn't Robert Langdon ever reference his previous adventures? Wouldn't you think it'd be a huge credibility booster (and probably score some points with the cute lady he's running with here) to drop into conversation something like "Well, I did save the world once before from an anti-matter toting lunatic, so this time it should be no sweat" or "Remember that time I discovered that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene? That was pretty cool." But, no. No ...more
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In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIM ...more