Teaser Tuesdays #34 – March 17th: Inferno

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TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly book meme originally featured at Should Be Reading. To participate, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page, and choose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)

I started reading Inferno, the fourth book in the Robert Langdon series, a few days ago and I’m currently about 250 pages into the story. I was not sure whether to pick up this title,  but my TBR cup decided for me. Plus, it’s part of my TBR pile challenge so no excuse not to read it… So far it’s entertaining, although the general idea of the book is easily to be called repetitive. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like Dan Brown‘s books, it’s just that they share so many similarities that they can hardly be called ‘original’ anymore. Inferno so far shares the same similarities with the first two books in the series (I haven’t read The Lost Symbol yet), but I like the setting in Italy and the many references to Dante and his Divine Comedy are definitely interesting. It makes me want to reread Dante’s work!

inferno“As Langdon stared up at the horrific sight, he tried to imagine the effect the mosaic had on the youthful Dante, who had attended services at this church year after year, and seen Satan staring down at him each time he prayed. This morning however, Langdon had the uneasy feeling that the devil was staring directly at him.”

 

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11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #34 – March 17th: Inferno

    • In a way I can understand why; his work has been overhyped and it’s quite commercial… Not for everyone. I guess I mostly started reading this one to see if he was finally able to invent a new general plot instead of repeating the same old basic idea. After reading more than half of it, I would say the answer is no. 😉

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  1. I’ve not read any books by this author. I’m currently reading End of Days by Susan Ee & Bared To You by Slyvia Day. I can’t remember the last time that I’ve ever done a TT post. Maybe I’ll get back into the swing of things soon.

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    • The Penryn & the End of Days series definitely sounds good; I have Angelfall on my wishlist, although I still haven’t bought myself a copy… Maybe one day soon. 🙂

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    • I don’t think I would actually recommend one of this books; they’re quite commercial and seriously overhyped… Like I said before, they share a lot of similarities and can hardly be called original. I won’t say it’s a must read, but if you are curious you could read the first of the Robert Langdon series, Angels & Demons, to get a feel for his writing style. Although they can be read in any order…

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