Oh wow where do I even begin with this book? I never would have picked up this book if it were not for my wonderful friend, Mitchell. (Thanks Mitchell!) Having never gotten into the DaVinci Code, Dan Brown wasn’t even on my radar. I didn’t even actually know Inferno was part of a series until I looked into it more.
Anyway, I don’t usually read mysteries. I haven’t really found any that I liked until this book came into my life. The characters were all interesting, the plot is crazy, and all the art facts jammed into this story make the reader feel as though they are more intelligent for reading it. I really loved it, I felt like I was on the adventure with Mr. Langdon and all his colleagues. I never would have guessed half of the events that happened and honestly I loved every second of reading this book. From the second I read the first paragraph I was hooked and I read it in three days. I simply couldn’t put it down and I wanted to know what happened so bad that I didn’t really want to sleep. Brown really does a great job of keeping the reader interested, there really wasn’t a dull moment.
I would like to take some time to talk about how this book was part of a series. First of all, I NEVER read series out of order so this was weird for me. But there was not one point in the story where I felt like I was missing something because I hadn’t read the others. Also, for being the third (or fourth?) of a series it was awesome. Sometimes in series, the authors get lazy and don’t do such a good job. This was not the case for Dan Brown and for that I am so grateful.
In conclusion, this was one of the best books I have read in a long time and I give it a full five stars, I don’t have anything to complain about (I know right!). I recommend it and I am definitely going to try to read the rest of his books.