Well I read Inferno last week. It took me a couple of days to read it. I loved Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons and I liked The Divinci Code but this one I just could not stay attached it. Usually when I am so captivated by a book I will find a way to keep reading it by any means. I went on vacation last week and was able to put this book down for 5 days and not go crazy that I did not finish it. I was 75% done with it then too.
I think it has to do with the amount of information Mr. Brown includes in the story which I feel is not really relevant. There are copious descriptions of paintings and occurrences which don’t really move the story forward. I felt myself going cross eyed with all the unnecessary filler stories.
Don’t get me wrong, the book is great, it is fact paced and action packed, but I think I missed something. At the end (please don’t read forward if you have not read the book already!) the virus has been released and it seems to me as if they are perfectly ok with a third of the world’s population being infertile. Can someone please explain to me why or how this is ok? I understand the need to control the population growth in the world but shouldn’t a person have a chance to decide if they can have even their first child? And you don’t know if you have been infected, you are just infertile. Maybe I should read the last few chapters again because to me it seems like this is not something to just leave hanging. She goes off with the leader of WHO to explain why the virus was released but no mention as to how to reverse it. hmm. I’m not sure I buy into this story.
This might be the last Dan Brown/Robert Langdon for me. Sone authors get to a point in a series where they have exhausted all their good writing in the first few best sellers and I believe that is the case here.
Here’s what this book is about:
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.