Skip to main content

Lusting After Inferno by Dan Brown

I am a big fan of historical fiction and that I love Dan Brown's books should come as no surprise. I read all the previous books of Dan Brown before starting from Angels and Demons to the Lost Symbol and loved them all. The idea of conspiracy theories coupled with historical accuracy keep me hooked to them.

Inferno Cover Picture image
Cover picture - Always looked intriguing


Inferno launched in India this year and I had been waiting for it. Unfortunately I am deep in whatever. So could not get the time even to think about going ahead and buying it. Now the things seems to be improving on the personal and official front so perhaps I will just book the order for the book and have it ordered to me in the office itself. Saves me all the hassle of going to the bookstore and all - you know normal 'buy online' tendency. Perhaps there is some laziness to it as well, but I won't accept that here anyway.

Inferno does promise to be a great book. Also that Dan never let me down in the past is a plus point. So here's hoping that this books also captures my imagination as well as their predecessors. Checking the comments and the reviews, I can safely come to the conclusion that the book is not going to disappoint me in the least bit. Wish me luck. In case you have not read any of his books I suggest you start with Angels and Demons - its fast and captivating. Trust me, you will not regret it.



Popular posts from this blog

Salesmen of God

Christian evangelicals are similar to parasites[1]. The similarities are simply astounding. Among all predatory religions, Evangelical Christianity has done, by far, the greatest harm to humankind[2]. Like leeches, the Evangelical sucks the lifeblood of an unchristian society till it descends either into chaos and incessant civil conflict or the relegation of the culture to the pages of history(Bowden, 1985). Even in the 21st century this unashamed activity continues(Bhosle, 2003).[3]
Evangelicals usually have a similar methodology when it comes to proselytization. Like parasites, the target is usually one belonging to the most vulnerable section of society. This does not necessarily mean that they try harvesting only the most down trodden of the society(Kelly, 2001). And most certainly, the objective is never the upliftment of the persons involved. The target groups may, for example, belong to ethnic minorities, refugees (both economic and political), caste groups, the poor and the si…

Ali The Kargil Boy

I met Ali in the Leh airport,he drove us in our hotel. The very next morning we went for sightseeing. He used to drive very fast. I repeatedly told him to drive slow, he followed for  a short time; again continued in his own speed.
On the way to Nubra valley the road was very stiff and the altitude was very high. As I was sick before our tour it was difficult for me to bear that fast ride.After coming back I complained our tour  operator for his driving and asked for another driver.




Our tour operator assured me that he would tell him to drive  comfortably.The next day Ali came drove the car and I enjoyed my entire remaining  trip.
Sometimes he used to push the accelerator and I just told "Ali.....ahista"...he became consous. We used to chat during this long drive. I asked him "How old are you Ali?he replied "22years mam."He told me "At the age of 16 I started driving without lisence,I used to drive big vehicles ,now I drive tourist cars during the seas…

When birds come home

It is mid March in Mumbai. It is supposed to be hot and humid. As it usually is all the year round with monsoon and December exceptions.
But it's cloudy today. To be fair, yesterday was also cloudy but today is dark. As dark as it usually is just before a downpour. It may rain and I don't have an umbrella with me. It's not that a change of weather is bad. I like rains. But the suddenness is rather strange.
I am not the only one confused with the weather change. The birds seem to be totally messed up by the onset of darkness. It was about 9 AM in the morning. The birds had just perched on the trees for their daily routine. The cloud came. They possibly understood that to be the beginning of the evening and end of day. Next thing I know, I see hundreds (yes, literally hundreds) of birds rushing back to their nests.
This is not a unique scene. I have seen this umpteen number of times in the monsoons. This is the first time I have noticed it in March (as far as I can remember) an…