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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!

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Hello, my fellow book lovers and welcome to another edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader.  Join me, won’t you?  Today, I am sharing the first line or two from an old favorite, “Angels & Demons” by Dan Brown.  Mr. Brown has a new book out called “Inferno” and I wanted to refresh myself with the main character.  I can’t wait to read the new one!  I first read “Angels & Demons” several years ago and really enjoyed it.  In my opinion, it was just as good or maybe even a little better than “The DaVinci Code” which I enjoyed immensely.

“High atop the steps of the Great Pyramid of Giza, a young woman laughed and called down to him. “Robert, hurry up!  I knew I should have married a younger man!”  Her smile was magic.”

Doesn’t that just set a scene?  But is this reality or maybe a dream?  You will just have to read the book and find out.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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