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DarthTom June 5 2013 07:51 PM

Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Anyone read the new Dan Brown nove, "Inferno?" It another ongoing saga apparently related to Robert Langston

Owain Taggart June 5 2013 07:57 PM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
I've liked the other ones despite their faults, but it seems rather soon to be returning back to Italy. Unless it's really good, I might sit this one out.

Gaith June 6 2013 12:10 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Just about anything's better than

A) trying to make Washington, DC seem mysterious and intriguing, and
B) that New Age crap ending of The Lost Symbol.

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the producers behind the films skip over Symbol (currently still in the scripting phase) entirely and go straight to Inferno.

Mr. Laser Beam June 6 2013 01:12 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Does it have anything to do with Dante? Because if so, forget it, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle got there first. :p

ThunderAeroI June 6 2013 03:19 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Well the ending of Inferno is interesting in that it could be the lead in to 'I am Legend'

Emh June 6 2013 03:32 AM

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I'm more than likely won't ever read this. The Da Vinci Code was very enjoyable but flawed while The Lost Symbol was godawful. I still haven't gotten around to reading Angels & Demons although I enjoyed the film somewhat.

Owain Taggart June 6 2013 05:19 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Quote:

Emh wrote: (Post 8208973)
I still haven't gotten around to reading Angels & Demons although I enjoyed the film somewhat.


Thematically, I found the story more interesting in Angels & Demons than in the Da Vinci Code, though that might have something to do with the fact that I was reading the novel just as Pope JP II had passed away, which enhanced it. The spooky thing is, I had started the novel long before he was gone, then the news hits and the timing coincided with what I had been reading in the book.

Skywalker June 6 2013 07:01 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
I actually liked Angels & Demons (the book) better than The Da Vinci Code, but it's the other way around with the movies. The Lost Symbol...I wouldn't exactly call it disappointing, since my expectations weren't that high, but it was pretty much a big 'meh' for me. I'll wait for Inferno to hit paperback before I read it, I think.

Lt. Uhura-Brown June 6 2013 08:15 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
It would have been much more interesting if "Inferno" wasn't its full name... [insert "Coupling" reference here]

DarthTom June 6 2013 03:54 PM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Quote:

Emh wrote: (Post 8208973)
I'm more than likely won't ever read this. The Da Vinci Code was very enjoyable but flawed while The Lost Symbol was godawful. I still haven't gotten around to reading Angels & Demons although I enjoyed the film somewhat.

Agreed. Lost Symbol was terrible - I didn't even finish. Da Vinci Code was great and I enjoyed Angels and Deamons.

I read the synopsis of Inferno on Wiki and it sounds interesting. I spoiled myself on the surprise ending though. :confused:

Savage Dragon June 6 2013 04:40 PM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
I might give Inferno a try, but it will take some convincing based on how poor The Lost Symbol Was.

Owain Taggart June 7 2013 05:36 AM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
Quote:

Skywalker wrote: (Post 8209693)
I actually liked Angels & Demons (the book) better than The Da Vinci Code, but it's the other way around with the movies. The Lost Symbol...I wouldn't exactly call it disappointing, since my expectations weren't that high, but it was pretty much a big 'meh' for me.


I think the movies, in the order they were produced likely added to the punch they had considering the Da Vinci Code is the one that gave him worldwide attention. But yeah, while I liked the A&D movie, you're right that the Da Vinci Code was the better movie. It was executed in a better manner.

I think the problem with The Lost Symbol is that it's ultimately unsatisfying. Dan Brown is not a great writer, and he seemed lost writing this. The concept was sound, and it could have been so much better if a better writer had undertaken it. As it is, it just fizzled.

IndyJones June 7 2013 06:40 AM

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Quote:

Lt. Uhura-Brown wrote: (Post 8209798)
It would have been much more interesting if "Inferno" wasn't its full name... [insert "Coupling" reference here]

Heh. Two women, still not much of an inferno...

137th Gebirg June 10 2013 04:49 PM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
I read it. It was okay, if not predictably formulaic. The ending left a lot to be desired for me. I thought Lost Symbol was better. Then again, that book resonated with me more, being a Mason, than this one. Didn't really relate much to the Florentine references outside the work by Dante and, even then, I realized I didn't know much about the Divine Comedy until I read this, which was good. Overall, I'd give it a C-.

Gaith July 17 2013 07:21 PM

Re: Dan Brown new novel, "inferno"
 
In June, I wrote:

Quote:

Gaith wrote: (Post 8208028)
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the producers behind the films skip over Symbol (currently still in the scripting phase) entirely and go straight to Inferno.

Well, y'all may file this one under "Gaith calls it again!", because Deadline (via The AV Club) is reporting that that's exactly how things are going down over at Sony.

Take that, Washington, DC! No (movie) shoot for you! :p


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