Inferno is a bestselling thriller centred on the popular fictional symbologist, Robert Langdon, who is in the hospital after suffering a bullet injury. He finds a mysterious cylinder in his jacket, and an assassin who seems to be following him.
Summary Of The Book
The protagonist of the previous two books by Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol, Robert Langdon returns in the Inferno with a thrilling new story.
The book begins in Europe, where Langdon wakes up from a head injury in the hospital with no recollection of the past few days. He also has with him a metal cylinder that consists of references to Dante’s poem, The Divine Comedy. Furthermore, all that the professor remembers is that he was walking through the Harvard campus, but now is in the city of Florence. However, after a female assassin tries to kill him there, Langdon along with the doctor, Sienna Brooks, are both forced to go to her apartment. From here, they embark on a thrilling journey that forms the crux of the book.
During their adventures, they come out of life threatening situations by solving complex codes centred on Dante’s Inferno, which is a literary masterpiece. Forced to decode the mystery of the Inferno, Langdon not only faces a grave threat to his life, but the need to save the world from imminent chaos and destruction as well. As the story progresses, new characters like Elizabeth, Bertrand Zobrist, Elizabeth Sinskey, and Vayentha come together to play a pivotal role in the story.
The villain of Inferno, Bertrand Zobrist is a brilliant scientist, who has put into place a master plan to destroy the entire world.
Inferno has been translated into numerous languages like Spanish, French, Turkish, German, Italian and many others. Initially, the book sold 369,000 copies and was a top selling book at the USA and UK book charts at the time of its release.
About Dan Brown
Dan Brown is an American author who gained worldwide publicity from The Da Vinci Code.
He has also authored Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol.
A graduate from Amherst College, he is currently working on his new book as well as a Columbia Picture film version of Inferno. His books have sold more than 200 million copies and have been translated into 52 languages. Before becoming a full time writer, Brown was a musician. Two of his books namely, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, have been adapted into movies.
To Anuradha Bose
18 May, 2013
'Inferno' Covers a Topic which Makes you Think Hard!
23 May, 2013
Good one, But not Dan Brown's Best! Koz Langdon needs some rest!
Vamsi Krishna N
20 May, 2013
16 May, 2013
Repetitive, but thought provoking
7 Aug, 2013
Brown's Most Mature Writing till Date..
Prithwi Raj Chakraborty.
17 Jun, 2013
28 May, 2013
2 Nov, 2015
As always! Dan brown's magic!!
27 May, 2015
It has everything that you can expect from a Dan Brown novel.
13 Mar, 2014