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The Dante Chamber by Matthew Pearl
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Oh how good it is to see Dante again. THE DANTE CLUB debuted back in 2003, introducing readers to the talent that is Matthew Pearl, and fifteen years later he brings an even better story to life with THE DANTE CHAMBER. Oliver Wendell Holmes is back, this time in London, and he is joined by a band of illustrious literary and art world figures to crack a string of murders out of Purgatory. This is not a sequel, it is a true freestanding novel that just happens to share a few similarities with the earlier work. You need not have read DANTE CLUB to enjoy this new adventure. Pearl fills you in with enough details from Holmes' previous tale. This is, like all of Pearl's masterful works, literary fiction not light escapism. Be prepared to sit down and think as you follow along through the streets of 1870's London. The characters you meet are all wonderfully fleshed out as is the hunt for the killer. Pearl provides vivid detail in all aspects of this story, which is why he is one of the best authors creating this genre today. Language, dress, habits, nothing is over looked. I freely admit to being a huge fan, and have not been disappointed by anything he has published. THE DANTE CHAMBER is perhaps his best to date.
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Reading Progress

May 10, 2018 – Started Reading
May 13, 2018 – Finished Reading
May 14, 2018 – Shelved

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