Inferno By Dan Brown: A Book Review

Disclaimer: I may have written spoilers. Photos used in this review are not mine.


Inferno is the 2013 released book written by Dan Brown, author also of The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. It is Dan Brown’s fourth Robert Langdon book series. The puzzle is written around Dante Alighieri, his life in Florence and noted work, The Divine Comedy. The book tells the story about one of the today’s world problems which is over population and how a mad scientist invention relating to genetic engineering is going to fix it.

Inferno is the underworld as described in Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy, which portrays hell as an elaborately structured realm populated by entities known as “shades” – bodiless souls trapped between life and death. 

Read the plot, here.

True to Dan Brown fashion, the book is packed with factual information about art, history and places. He describes this information with great detail that even a person who has never seen, heard or been to such places can imagine what Robert Langdon is seeing, doing and where he is going. The book mentions famous museums, Churches, paintings and hidden passageways. For a wanderer, you will appreciate the journey of Robert Langdon from Florence, to Venice and to Turkey. 

World Health Organization is part of the story line. In this book, I felt their responsibility as a world organisation dealing with real world issues. The Philippines was mentioned in the book as told by one of the book’s character Sienna Brooks past life. Having read Deception Point , Digital Fortress and The Lost Symbol, I already expected the book to touch on science.

I will say this again, I love Dan Brown’s books. It’s really captivating! I don’t want to finish reading the book because it would mean the end of the story, the end of the action, adventure, thriller story. Oh, I love the ending! I can’t imagine what’s life going to be like if it will happen in the real world! But then, it’s only fiction. I will definitely read future Robert Langdon series.

What book should I read next? Let me know in the comments section below. Thank you for reading!

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About Audrey Mirasol

I have been blogging since 2007 via Blogger and then Wordpress. I like taking pictures with my Canon 450D camera and iPhone 4. I am a licensed Teacher, holds a degree in Business with a major in Entrepreneurial Marketing. Currently, I work from home as a Social Media Manager for a media company and Project Manager for a mobile app company. A Life Enthusiast, Freelancer, Hopeless Romantic, Dreamer, Lover of the Arts. For business inquiries, please fill out the Contact form.

  • Regina Landayan

    I’ve been wanting to read Dan Brown’s books for the longest time but I haven’t found the time to do so. Nice review by the way.

    • Audrey |

      Hi Regina. Yes, it does seem like a lot of work for me to read his books especially during the popularity of The Da Vinci Code. Just to get it into my system, LOL, I decided to read his lesser known works, The Deception Point, then Digital Fortress. Now, I’m hooked! Thanks for reading. I’m not the best writer/blogger but I try. Have a great week ahead!

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