Inferno - Dan Brown


Author: Dan Brown

  • Publication Date: 2013-05-14
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4
(From 14,162 Ratings)



Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri's The Inferno.
Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this captivating thriller.


  • Love this book

    By Granticus Maximus
    Dan brown does it again with this fantastic book featuring Langdon. Twists and turns to where you would never expect
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    By Lakilakilaki
  • He's done it again!

    By Gonzo Zoso
    Another dazzling adventure through history, religion, politics, and science!!! Was pleasantly surprised that the ending of the novel far outmatched the film! Now go enjoy Langdon's other adventures!!!
  • AWFUL!!!!!!!!

    By Rangersailor
    PLEASE don’t waste your money nor time on this slop. If this were a travel guide for Italy I’d possibly give it 1 star. But as a story it is worse than slow. Worst book I’ve TRIED to read in years! The author’s writing is elementary school level at best. Simply awful.
  • Inferno

    By Jossell Louie
    Fiction or reality? Great book and extremely unsettling at the same time as it deals with an ongoing problem that it is affecting the world as I type this short review but just remember that tonight is the beginning on forever.......
  • Incredible! Amazing!

    By Vddrarz
    LOVE this book. It was worth every second. I finished it in a day!!
  • How to read it

    By Matt20264
    It's interesting to read other reviews proclaiming how horrible of a book inferno is. They claim it's a miss compared to other Dan Brown books. I can say I've read every Brown book and all books are written in the same manner. Every book has concise detail of the area of which the character is in. This literary technique is the opposite of books that attempt to just get to the point with as little detail as possible. Brown attempts to encapsulate you in the scene that these characters are in to give you vivid imagery so there's practically a movie running in your head if you're able to comprehend it. Inferno accomplishes this. You're placed in mysterious circumstances with numerous plot twists and your own theories being disproven all along the way. The only theory you can be sure of is that your idea of what's happening is wrong. While many may not enjoy the vivid imagery hoping for 24/7 action, it's refreshing to have nice detail to make you feel in the moment. It gives a sense of humanity in the text that you might be in a situation and think of something totally random. Dan Brown has created another great read that has a good mix of action, mystery, twists, and imagery that I've come to expect from his work. If you don't like slow parts describing something so you feel more engrossed in the text, Dan Brown is not your author. I'm sorry to say but the literary style of Brown is lost in most people because they only want fast action and fast reads with simple plots. On to the actual story line. You walk in perhaps feeling somewhat sympathetic to the antagonist. Certain concepts you just can't help but agree with even though you might know it's wrong. One thing is for sure, you walk away with better understanding of an impeccable epic, Dante's divine comedy. Now that doesn't mean you'll know what every part was about but it does give you insight into his work. The book also has an underlying tone that even in the world millions see every day, many details remain hidden or missed or even remain shrouded in mystery. Dan Brown accentuates these concepts subtly throughout the book. While Langdon finds all sorts of off hand facts that most don't know about the buildings that are mentioned contain many more secrets and buildings in the area contain even more. Langdon travels all over Europe, a place riddled with history long forgotten and some missed. It's this fact system we've all grown accustomed to in a Brown book that keeps readers reading out of intrigue. Overall the only crime this book commits is making Langdon seduce another pretty girl who we'll never hear about again. That is a reoccurring theme with Langdon books. I still believe my favorite book of Dan Brown's collection, is deception point. But inferno is certainly worth the read and perhaps re-read to capture more details. Happy reading!
  • Inferno

    By smittycr
    Wanted to reread before the movie comes out. Still an excellent read with twists and turns. What I like best after reading the book is checking out some history where my interest and the story merge.
  • Inferno

    By Marlene A
    Loved, loved the story. Another thriller by Dan Brown
  • Inferno

    By M.Hemmingway
    Large disappointment.This is probably the first time I have ever said this, but the movie is probably better than the book. Don't waste your time and money, sit back in a dark theater with your date and enjoy the scenery and action.