Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)Inferno by Dan Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, Dan Brown’s writing can be formulaic, of course. (Why corrupt a successful and lucrative recipe, after all?) Robert Langdon, pre-eminent art historian, finds himself on a quest to save the world and must use his powers of decoding and deep knowledge of art history to uncover Truth and outwit Evil. An intelligent and beautiful woman is usually involved in the quest as is the casehere. Formula aside…I was in heaven – especially during the first half of the book, set in Florence, Italy, my favorite city in all the world. Familiar buildings and places, including the Boboli Gardens, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, the Baptistery, were described in detail with wonderful notes on the history of each. (I found myself frequently jealous of Brown, pondering and salivating over theresearch process he must have undertaken for this…

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