Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown


‘Seek and ye shall find.’

With these words echoing in his head, eminent 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 of Florence. Only Langdon’s knowledge of 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 dark and epic masterpiece, The Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance – sculptures, paintings, buildings – to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat.

Set against an extraordinary landscape inspired by one of history’s most ominous literary classics, Inferno is Dan Brown’s most compelling and thought-provoking novel yet, a breathless race-against-time thriller that will grab you from page one and not let you go until you close the book.


Inferno is the fourth book in the Robert Langdon series and I found it thrilling. It isn’t a re-write of The Da Vinci code and starts in high gear as Robert find himself with retrograde amnesia in hospital. Things get progressively complicated and intriguing with an organisation called Consortium involved and a rogue genetic engineer obsessed to Dante’s The Divine Comedy.

I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller and the ethical questions it posed. It’s not a perfect book by any means and I beg to differ regarding certain issues like the treatment of vertigo, and the side effects of metoclopramide, but thrilling Inferno is unless you have absolutely no interest in the themes it embraces.

Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) Amazon UK

Amazon US



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