In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an... read more
As I began to read INFERNO, the story line came on strong and fast. It’s a novel about Robert Langdon who is a professor of arts and symbolism at Harvard University. His specialty is works by Dante Alighieri and the Dante’s inferno. He never expected to get up in a life or death struggle with... read more
As I began to read INFERNO, the story line came on strong and fast. It’s a novel about Robert Langdon who is a professor of arts and symbolism at Harvard University. His specialty is works by Dante Alighieri and the Dante’s inferno. He never expected to get up in a life or death struggle with for survival. Professor Langdon finds himself waking up in a hospital bed suffering from amnesia and wound to the head. He doesn’t know what happened or how he got there but finds out that he is not where he thinks he is. He is in a hospital in Venice Italy. Doctor Sienna Brooks, the resident doctor who was treating him for a gunshot wound to the head, helps him escape an assassin who enters the hospital to try to kill him. The assassin is employed by the Provost wasn’t able to get to Professor Langdon on time. The Provost is in charge of the Consortium which is a secret corporation that helps the wealthiest of society hide from their enemies or helps them do things that are ethnically wrong against their enemies. The Consortium was hired by a lunatic genetic scientist Bertrand Zobrist, who was a devoted Dante Alighieri enthusiast, to protect him from the WHO (World Health Organization) which is run by Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey. At this point both the provost and the WHO are both after Professor Langdon and Dr. Brooks. The book took me though a suspenseful mystery with twist and turns at every corner in the old medieval cathedrals and underground crypts though out Venice and Florence Italy and then over to Istanbul Turkey. Professor Langdon and Dr. Brooks, have to decipher codes and symbols from Dante inferno all while being chased by both organization. Langdon does not know who to trust or believe but he finds out that there is a very dangerous virus that Dr. Zorist has created that is detrimental to the human species. He has to find it before it is too late. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend to anyone that likes this type of suspense thriller. It kept me at the edge of my seat wanting to read on to the next chapter to see what happens next.
“If I fail, then all is death.”
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.In dangerous times, there is no sin greater than inaction.”
“The decisions of our past are the architects of our present”
“Who better than a bunch of celibate male octogenarians to tell the world how to have sex?”Robert Langdon
“Dante's poem, Langdon was now reminded, was not so much about the misery of hell as it was about the power of the human spirit to endure any challenge, no matter how daunting.”
“Remember tonight, for it's the beginning of forever.”
“Believe me, I know what it's like to feel all alone...the worst kind of loneliness in the world is the isolation that comes from being misunderstood.”Sienna Brooks
“Langdon was impressed. "You know Latin." "I grew up Catholic. I know sin."”Sienna Brooks
“The time bomb is no longer ticking. It has already gone off, and without drastic measures, exponential mathematics will become your new God . . . an 'He' is a vengful God. He will bring to you Dante's vision of hell right outside on Park Avenue . . . huddled massess wallowing in their own excrement. A global culling orchestrated by Nature herself.”
“Nothing is more creative . . . nor destructive . . . than a brilliant mind with a purpose.”Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey
“. . . the world is large, and history is long.”Robert Langdon
Preceded by The Lost Symbol.
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