Inferno- A Review

Ring around the Rosie. A pocketful of posies. Ashes, ashes. We all fall down.

Derived from the Great Plaque of London in 1665. A reference to a rose-colored pustule on the skin that developed a ring around it and indicated that one was infected. Sufferers would carry a pocketful of poises is an effort to mask the smell of their own decaying bodies as well as the stench of the city itself, where hundreds of plaque victims dropped dead daily, their bodies then cremated. Ashes, ashes. We all fall down.

Nothing is more creative…nor destructive ..than a brilliant mind with a purpose.

Book– Inferno

Author– Dan Brown

Genre– Historical Fiction


This book gave me a one-way ticket to magical places. The storyline is the same as other stories about symbology expert professor Robert Langdon, who traveled to different places to untangle the mysteries. This time Brown has to swirl his magic pen on the art of poetry. You feel awestruck after analyzing the hidden meaning of every line of the poem. As compared to his other works,  he initiated this story with confusion, And this essence of the dilemma is present in every character of this story. 

The main character of this book woke up at the hospital with a head injury and amnesia. The plot of the story goes around Italy, Istanbul, and many historical places. The most intriguing character is the villain. He has a righteous motive but somehow took a wrong path.

{He is “The Shade”- The man who wears a mask with green eyes and a beaky nose.}

He is a coveted fan of Dante Aligheri’s work- The Divine Comedy- Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. This poetic theme around which everything revolves. Robert has many allies and foes, but they keep on changing sides according to situations. This phase changing process brings loads of twists and turns in the plot.

Apart from all these, reading this novel in this pandemic situation…Ummm not a good idea. It makes you feel everything going around you is real.   Brown’s pennig style keeps its pace in a plump momentum as it retains its reader’s heart racing. The book is a complete page-turner (maybe you bound to skip your routine).

When it came to the circumstances of the world, denial had become a global pandemic.

My Ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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