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. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17212231-inferno)
As I’ve said, Inferno’s the best Dan Brown novel, yet. It is “The Lost Symbol” (Robert Langdon #3) next level. The thrills were all raised to the next power and you can’t really put it down, I mean literally. And when in case you do, you’re thoughts will be all over the place thinking what would happen next. It happened to me.
In the issue about Manila referred as “the gates of hell”, I was not concerned when I first read it but thinking it through, I was on the neutral side (my high school teacher said that people on the neutral side dies first). I don’t live in Manila but I can see in the news all the bad things happening there and maybe that’s what Brown was referring to when he wrote about it. On the other hand, it was quite rude to write about something that you haven’t seen. Manila has many spots that are novel-worthy in a good way.
But really, the thing that Brown depicted was truly “the gates of hell” but it may affect the tourism in Manila if foreigners and tourist are not as open-minded as some.
“Remember tonight … for it’s the beginning of forever.” –Langdon