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Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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Feb 10, 2012

it was amazing

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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February 10, 2012 – Started Reading
February 10, 2012 – Shelved
May 28, 2015 – Finished Reading

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