I have literally been sitting on pins and needles since I finished “The Lost Symbol”, in 2009 mind you, waiting for Robert Langdon’s next adventure. I’m very proud (and a total geek) to admit that I’ve read every book that Dan Brown has written, even the non-Robert Langdon ones as well. I love Dan Brown’s “real-time” writing style (all of his books take place usually in a 24-48 hour time period) and Robert Langdon’s art history knowledge so incredibly sexy.
**Side Note** I would like to explain that I find the Dan Brown version of Robert Langdon sexy but not the Tom Hanks version. I do love Tom Hanks as an actor but not as Robert Langdon.
I took my time reading Brown’s latest Langdon adventure, “Inferno”, because I honestly didn’t want it to end (mainly because I don’t know how long I’ll be on a Langdon-free diet and I wanted to savor every moment) and because it was so easy to be sucked into the art inspired by Dante’s “Inferno”, the book on which Brown’s book is based.
In this book we find Langdon in a hospital in Florence and no idea how or why he’s there. He’s actually lost the last two days of his life and he spends a good portion of the book trying to recover those memories by retracing clues from a painting by Vasari that was altered by the main protagonist to send Langdon on a multi-country scavenger hunt.
Without giving too much away the book deals with the very real issue of population control and it really got me thinking about the very real possibility of massive shortages due to the world’s overcrowding.
Overall, if you’ve read and fallen in love with Robert Langdon then this book is a must read. If you haven’t read any of Dan Brown’s books what the hell is wrong with you get to reading immediately!!