Inferno by Dan Brown (review by Andrew T. ’17)

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)Inferno by Dan Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fans of Dan Brown will be familiar with the protagonist of Inferno, Robert Langdon, a world renowned professor of symbology with a photographic memory and questionable fashion sense. The book starts with Langdon in a hospital having suffered amnesia in the middle of his latest adventure. After narrowly avoiding an attempt on his life, he is joined by the mysterious Sienna Brooks in order to retrace his steps towards whatever he was looking for in the first place. Inferno features twist after twist leaving the reader not entirely sure who to trust and what really is going on. The ending is clever and memorable long after closing the book. Regardless if they are familiar with Robert Langdon’s previous adventures or not, readers who love action, adventure, history, or clever narrative that keeps them guessing will undoubtedly love this book. – Andrew T. ‘17

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  1. To add onto Andrew's reviews: In his Oxford tweed jacket, our hero, Robert Langdon, remains ever so debonair as he runs across the world in his latest adventure. Close calls with death, cults threatening to destroy the world, and of course, the art critic-tour guide-professor we love so much make Inferno an action packed escapade. He wakes up in a hospital, disoriented and confused, only to be thrown into an unpredictable situation with an insanely smart and beautiful woman. Together they race against time to find and destroy a weapon of mass destruction created by the mad scientist. The whole plot is structured around a thought: “If you could throw a switch and randomly kill half the population on earth, would you do it? Of course not. But what if you were told that if you didn’t throw that switch right now, the human race would be extinct in the next hundred years? Would you throw it then?” That mad scientist, complete with the crazy eyes and the lab coat, called Bertrand Zobrist would have said yes. Brown reveals cultural and social issues that plague the world now and entices readers with solutions. He brings readers into the real world of Robert Langdon and keeps them on the edge of their seat, waiting for him to save the world from its demise again. This time, the question is should he save the world?Inferno is concise, dramatic, and a travel guide to Florence. This book is for anyone who seeks a jam-packed action adventure with the predictable romance, some laughs, and questions that could uproot our entire system of moral standards.

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