Inferno by Dan Brown (2013)

I just spent ten lovely days with Professor Robert Langdon.  Don’t ask me how I dragged it out for so long, I’m still amazed I could put it down and go to sleep at night.

I am a Dan Brown fan.  I patiently wait the four years it takes for him to bring me and the rest of the world’s Dan Brown fans, another book.  I’m so glad that this one was with my favorite professor.  If you’re unfamiliar with the series, the first one is “Angels and Demons,” the second is “The DaVinci Code,” the third one is “The Lost Symbol,” and “Inferno” is the latest.  The first two are now movies starring Tom Hanks.  I only mention the films if you didn’t already know about them.

I give “Inferno” a full five stars.  You know that’s rare for me.  Why five stars?  Professor Langdon is as brilliant and entertaining as ever.  The action and adventure mixed perfectly with the mystery and the history.  Art history, that is.  There isn’t a lot of symbology in this one.  One teeny, tiny request I would make of Mr. Brown?  Some of the Italian made me scratch my head a little.  I have a basic grasp of the language, but I’m not sure how many fans will appreciate having to guess or go to their browsers to figure out if they missed an important piece of the puzzle.  I don’t think any truly important information was given in Italian, thank goodness.

I’m already patiently awaiting the next Robert Langdon mystery since the world changed forever in a big way by this one.  That’s my only spoiler.  Please, treat yourself to “Inferno” and then join in on the GoodReads discussions about it.  Where will he go with it next?  I know I wasn’t expecting anything like what he delivered.

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