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on 25 September 2017
Great plot premise. Beautiful descriptions of a city I dearly love and a fascinating meander through the art and history of the Renaissance. Sadly, mixing these elements together in a novel didn't seem to work. Robert's cartoon-like escapades around Florence quickly became tedious. The double-crossing, two-faced and morally dubious nature of Dan Brown characters is too predictable. ****Spoiler alert*** I didn't mind the 'less than Hollywood' outcome and it stopped the book becoming an all out predictable stinker, but the last couple of chapters focused on the wrong things and were an anti-climax. I would have liked to come back a year later in an epilogue to see the real life challenges faced by the WHO in the aftermath. If you like Dan Brown books, you'll probably find this one a bit meh. If Dan Brown is new to you, you'll probably be a bit confused by the random travelogue and history lessons dotted throughout and ultimately feel disappointed by the morally ambiguous ending.
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on 25 September 2017
Another good plot from Dan Brown, but too much unnecessary rambling about artworks and architecture. I skipped quite a lot of it, just to get back to the action. Nice storyline twists and an entertaining way to pass a few hours, this should appeal to Robert Langdon fans but isn't the best in the series.
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on 2 July 2014
Not my favourite Dan Brown novel. Dan Brown is clearly very knowledgeable about Florence, but his (seemingly) never-ending detail, sometimes about the areas the characters are just passing through, slows the action and can become tedious. [If I want a travel book that's what I'll buy!]! Having said that, the concept of the story is extremely thought provoking, and when turning the last page, it's impossible not to think.... "what if ........"
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on 4 July 2017
Not one of Dan Browns best books. Good storyline but a bit of an anti climax at the end. Too much sightseeing stuff although I must remember to visit Florence next time in Italy.
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on 4 March 2017
Has all the expected Brown elements to keep you turning the pages. Having read most of the other books some years ago it was definitely a good move to leave a gap before getting to this one as I enjoyed it more than expected. Now onto the film to find out about that controversial changed ending!
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on 16 January 2014
This book is typical Dan Brown moving at a hundred miles per hour, gripping, informative, well articulated but somehow excessively fictional with no inkling given as to why the shade chose to provide the clues enabling his mission to be tracked and potentially foiled, it was reminiscent of the much abused scenario of the good guy being spared for later,enabling the tables to be turned and the bad guy being thwarted.
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on 10 November 2013
A good holiday read. Leave your brain at the first page. Written in a manner that probably suits how people read today - in short snippets. Reading in long stretches, it felt very repetitive if read for more than 15mins at a time. The plot is interesting, but found the characters sketched at best - Langdon particularly rests on the laurels of his earlier appearances. The motives for the way the characters behave turn up towards the end, but the parts Brown does well is walking the reader through the varying landscapes that the story follows. If you have been to any of the places mentioned in the books, you can 'see' the characters there. Buy it second hand and pass it on.
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on 23 August 2017
Art lessons, history lessons. Plus thrills and spills. Another Dan Brown story tod by one of the world's best. Fully recommend.
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on 7 May 2017
Another great story from Dan Brown,one to keep you engrossed in the hunt and finally give you plausible thoughts as the story becomes clear.
Would recommend
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on 6 August 2013
As with Dan Brown's other books he has again succeeded in keeping the reader gripped to the very end Inferno. His books are an excellent way to learn about religions, countries count and the famous writers who resided there and became legions for their poetry, paintings and arts of all kinds. It spurrs you on to learn more about the history and people of other countries and to follow in thier very footsteps..
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