Welcome to a very special edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader or at least it is, in my opinion. I am a huge fan (along with millions of others) of Dan Brown, the author of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons” so when he has a new book released, I jump on it as fast as it is available as my local library. I’m cheap, I know. I could just buy it on my iPad and read it as soon as it comes out, but I don’t. I usually just wait to see if my library gets it and if they don’t, I use books as gift ideas for holidays. Told you I was cheap!
Anyway, I digress…my book today is “Inferno" by Dan Brown and it is awesome! The imagery is wonderful as always and Robert Langdon remains one of my favorite literary characters. I try to keep my phone or tablet handy while I am reading Mr. Brown’s books so I can look up the locations or art he is describing. Love it!
“I am the Shade.
Through the dolent city, I flee.
Through the eternal woe, I take flight.
Along the banks of the river Arno, I scramble, breathless…turning left onto Via dei Castellani, making my northward, huddling in the shadows of the Uffizi.”
What a beginning and the action just keeps rolling from here!