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Inferno

by Dan Brown

Rated: Moderate

Awakening in a hospital bed, art history professor and symbologist Robert Langdon can remember nothing of the last two days. Frustrated by his lack of memory and determined to extract as much information as he can from his doctors about his arrival and condition, circumstances force him again into another unbelievable situation where he finds himself running for his life with the doctor that helped save it. But who are they running from and what should they be running to? Soon the little information they have points them to Dante Alighieri and his masterpiece Inferno. Zigzagging their way through Florence, Italy, they soon begin to piece together the puzzle and realize that what they are searching for is a plague. Or is it? And are those he has put his trust in really his friends? As Robert continues to search for the truth, he comes to realize that so much of what he believed is not as it seems, making him unsure of who and what to trust.

I thought this was a great book. The story and writing are very good. Due to the facts, historical details, geographical locations and artwork discussed on nearly every page, I would suggest keeping an electronic device near you so you can look up photos and other information as desired. Since so much of what is written in this book is nonfiction, it really helped make the story come alive for me by seeing the artwork, museums, churches and other things I was reading about.

Rated: Moderate. I rated this book as moderate although some may consider it mild. Yes, the frequency of language use is fairly high, but the language and content itself are quite tame, particularly for a book geared toward adults. There were about 50 uses of mild language, about 6 moderate, and about 25 uses regarding Deity. There was one sexual scene which was mentioned twice but had no graphic details and was very short.

— Reviewed by Nicole Borman

Nicole Borman is a high school librarian who didn’t catch the reading bug until college. Although she likes most genres, her genres of choice are nonfiction, YA chick lit, and anything Pride and Prejudice-esque.

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  • Inferno
  • by Dan Brown
  • Rated: Moderate
  • Genre: Fiction
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