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Dan Brown
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8 May 2014 Robert Langdon (Book 4)

Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.

A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon's knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.

With only a few lines from Dante's Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance's most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat.

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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (8 May 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0552169587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552169585
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,657 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England. Visit his UK website at

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"Fast, clever, well-informed.Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliff-hanger" (Wall Street Journal)

"Jam-packed with tricks. A book length scavenger hunt that Mr Brown creates so energetically" (New York Times)

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The global bestseller of 2013 by one of the world's most popular writers

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285 of 313 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars We've Been Here Before... 25 May 2013
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I actually wasn't going to buy Inferno given how woeful I considered The Lost Symbol to be; however, I received a copy of the book as a gift and plunged in, consuming the book in a matter of a couple of days. Whilst my earlier review of The Lost Symbol was quite positive in terms of what Brown was trying to do, large parts of my criticism of that book also apply here. The novel opens with an amnesiac Langdon waking up in a hospital room after apparently being shot in the head - we're not in Cambridge anymore Toto. I actually consider the opening of the book quite fresh; taking away Langdon's memory proves a successful literary technique for Brown, allowing him to effectively retrace Langdon's footsteps (and his own work in previous novels).

What follows is more of the same types of shenanigans we read about in Brown's previous efforts. There's a biological weapon (Angels & Demons), an assassin tracking Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), a litany of literary/art references (The Da Vinci Code) and a professor who seems far too in control. Part of what I loved about the early Langdon books was that they always showed Langdon as being out of his depth, a humble academic sucked into a situation he doesn't fully understand. He survived and saved the day through using his intellect and his instincts, making him a sort of bookish Indiana Jones. In short, he was a very good hero for the series. You'll note I'm using past tense for this; it's because he now has transformed into caricature. Everyone knows Langdon; museum curators, security guards, the Director of the World Health Organisation; basically wherever Langdon goes, he is known, accommodated, and assisted in his exploits.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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As a tourist guide, Dan Brown's Inferno surpasses Fromers any day. Anything you ever wanted to know about Florence and Venice is described in brilliant detail, leaving nothing to the imagination. As a gripping yarn, however, Inferno is miles off course. It's riddled with repetition, leaving readers with the distinct impression that Mr. Brown was struggling to find content for the publisher. Without wishing to ruin the story for fans of Dan Brown, the plot follows Robert Langden's efforts to thwart a mad scientist hell bent on infesting the human race with an ingenious pandemic virus. The plot twists here, vaults there and re-writes itself more than once. Inferno is a far cry from Dan Brown's earlier efforts, making me wonder if his writing career has peaked early.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Diminishing returns 9 Oct 2013
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The critics, especially here in Britain, have been hyper-dismissive of INFERNO. Echoing Dan Brown's previous Robert Langdon adventures, it's easy to read - and easy to forget.

The medieval poet Dante provides the book with its title and most of the 'symbology' which is Brown's hallmark. He injects lumbering quantities of guidebook history in Florence and Venice and the city (I won't spoil the surprise) where the story reaches its climax. What he doesn't inject is very much originality. The plot is as threadbare as an early episode of DR WHO.

The critics are right to lambaste the author.The writing is pitifully bland. 'There are probably endless possibilities,' Langdon says at one point: nobody in his editorial team (he thanks them all by name) spotted the tautology? If Brown thinks that repeated use of the word 'chthonic' (relating to the Underworld) gives his book a touch of class, he is mistaken. At the end our hero and heroine are 'locked in an embrace that neither seemed willing to end' - there's a line Barbara Cartland would be (and probably is) proud of!

The law of diminishing returns is applying to Dan Brown's books. For all the hoopla, THE DA VINCI CODE wasn't as original or as pacy as ANGELS & DEMONS, Langdon's first foray; this latest episode (and THE LOST SYMBOL) would not have made it past the publisher's slush pile from an author without his track record. But Mr Brown rightly feels free to ignore his critics: like Liberace, he's laughing all the way to the bank.

[Reviewer is the author of SHAIKH-DOWN]
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163 of 192 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better 17 May 2013
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Writing a review for a Dan Brown book is not an easy thing, he is one of the biggest selling authors out there. His Da'Vinci code achieved almost a cult following status, to even attempt any sort of critic would bring down the wrath of the Brown followers. (but what the heck)

For me personally the book has its good points as well as its bad points. There is a good plot buried within this book, but the book inst an over all great book.

I love thrillers filled with action and quirky unknown symbolism or archeology, and Robert Langdon should be able to deliver that. At times he does, at times I feel educated and feel the pace of the plot building. Then out of the blue Dan Brown decides to take on the role of Florentine, Venetian tour guide, or Dante Historian. Its not that I mind being educated, in fact I love learning this stuff, I really want to visit Florence now. BUT: the stories pace and power and writing style changes as the author introduces this stuff. All of a sudden I feel like I'm starting again, the brakes have been slammed on to the tension and it's lost, the pace is gone, and the purpose of the thriller writer is wasted, for the role of tour guide.

If you read a book by for example Andy McDermott, you will get explosive action, highs and lows and a continual build of tension through to a dramatic conclusion. This dramatic and heart pounding conclusion gets lost with Inferno because of all the tour guide info, and because of the style of its delivery. If the same info had been delivered as part of the narrative at a higher level and with the full content in authors notes at the end....? well this may have been a reading hit as much as it will sell just fr having Dan Browns name on the cover.
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Published 4 hours ago by Mrs KathleenTaylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book. Yet another exciting 'treasure hunt' to solve ...
Brilliant book. Yet another exciting 'treasure hunt' to solve the mystery but giving you a taste of the fantastic history and architecture we have in Europe!!
Published 8 hours ago by Gill Shadrick
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better
I read this book fearing the book would be worst than the last one. To my surprise it was very good and I recommend it those who have doubts about Dan Brown's ability to keep this... Read more
Published 9 hours ago by kevphobos
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to previous standards
A good summer read, but the first half is more like a tourist guide to Florence. The plot is a bit far fetched and the ending is midway through the story.
Published 14 hours ago by Christopher griggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant from start to finish.
Published 15 hours ago by CognacT
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
not read yet but loved all the others
Published 1 day ago by Jenny Clowes
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as fast moving as the other Dan Brown / ...
Just as fast moving as the other Dan Brown / Robert Langdon books, even more interesting if you have been to Florence, Venice and/or Istanbul, I couldn't put it down.
Published 1 day ago by mandybutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot
One of Dan Brown's bestsellers. Easy to read and be part of.
Published 1 day ago by Heilanman
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