by Dan Brown

3.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

3.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. 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 ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure, Self Help & Reference

About The Author

Daniel Gerhard “Dan” Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. Brown’s novels are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour period, and feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 52 languages, and as of 2012, sold over 200 million copies. Three of them, Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), and Inferno (2013), have been adapted into films.

Brown’s novels that feature the lead character Robert Langdon also include historical themes and Christianity as motifs, and as a result, have generated controversy. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian, though he is on a ‘constant spiritual journey’ himself, and says that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply “an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate” and suggests that the book may be used “as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith.”

Average Reader Rating

3.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for Inferno

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Amazing Reading”

  2. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this book. Thou personally I think it’s a bit different than the other previous three books. The other three books have similarities in having a story plot that creating a really blur line between history and fiction. But in this fourth book, the history is like the inspiration of the fiction story.I really enjoyed the thrill and excitement of Langdon adventure. And as a former international security student, I have an understanding regarding on security threats and this book is really interesting especially in that part. We all know about biological weapon and act of terrorism, but this book offers something that I haven’t thought about before regarding on that issue. And it is so exciting.

  3. 4 out of 5

    This book has Dan Brown written all over it. Just like the previous stories in this series, the entire book is about 24 hour long mystery/thriller. Robert Langdon wakes up at a hospital with no recollection of how he got there and as he starts to figure out what’s going on, he starts getting deeper into a dangerous event that is about to take place. From the very first page, a chain of events starts to take place at a very fast pace.Loved reading the book, just like Robert Langdon’s previous journies. At the beginning I found it a little bit annoying when every single details of various Italian tourist spots were being described. Some of them were so descriptive that at times it felt like reading a brochure. The description of various historic places probably could’ve been shortend a little bit.The thriller never ends though. A lot of twists as the story progresses and that’s what keep you turning the pages. It’s a fast pace story, as mentioned and the story telling style of Dan Browne is absolutely amazing, as usual. A great read overall.

  4. 3 out of 5

    To be very honest, I had a lot of expectations from this book and Dan Brown does not disappoint. I’m not entirely happy with the book; the second half of the book lacked certain things and was not quite as interesting as the first part. The research work for this book is done very painstakingly¬†.

  5. 3 out of 5

    The spark is less in Inferno and it tends to be more of a travelogue as the main plot had a very lukewarm treatment but it still is a Dan Brown book and definitely makes up for the time you devote to it provided you do not have huge expectations.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Our intrepid Harvard-educated, Harris tweed wearing, Mickey Mouse watch wielding symbologist, Dan Brown – I mean! – Robert Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital and has no clue how he got there or of the last 2 days. He is aware that pretty blond-ponytail doctor, Sienna Brooks, is very pretty and tall and attractive, and that he (with Sienna in tow OF COURSE) should probably high-tail it out of the hospital when a spiky-haired, leather-wearing Consortium agent, Viantha, starts shooting at him.A part of me wonders how Brown’s books ever sell. They just aren’t that good. But I realize that what I want in a book isn’t what a lot of other people (particularly the people who chase after the popular books) want. Many of these people adore mysteries/thrillers with a enough facts to flavor the text (just enough to make you think it could be real), characters they can easily slip themselves into or ones they can easily retrieve from their Character Archetype Banks, and a couple of plot twists to make them think they are smart but not TOO smart. Oh and something you can read on an average airplane flight.

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