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Inferno    by Dan Brown order for
by Dan Brown
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Anchor, 2014 (2013)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Dan Brown, author of The Lost Symbol, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels & Demons, all popular best sellers, has produced another thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Inferno is satisfyingly long, with 461 wonderful pages.

If you have ever traveled to Florence, Italy, which is where the majority of this blockbuster is set, you will recognize the art that you salivated over as well as the city itself, with marvelous descriptions
of the streets, the gardens, the buildings, down to the makeup of the streets themselves. If you missed anything as a tourist, you will find it used as a scene in Inferno. Brown's descriptive abilities will make you want to repeat your trip.

Or how about Venice? That sinking city plays a role in the quest for the true meaning of a few lines from Dante's The Divine Comedy, that might save the world from the horror about to be unleashed. Istanbul makes an appearance also. The finely drawn characters end up not only running for their lives, but might have to decide whether to give up their own existence to save the many.

Inferno is a story that will make you think about the world's population and how it grows. It has a wonderful plot, real lifelike players on a very wide stage, and a problem that those who come after us will have to face.

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