SBIRIFY: Inferno by Dan Brown

So Bad, I Read It For You: Dan Brown’s Inferno

I realize this new category of book review puts me at risk of seeming pretentious and huffy, but this book is a special kind of awful and deserves a special kind of review. Ordinarily, Brown’s faux history supports a fun series of twists and turns; sure, the writing isn’t all that great, but these books don’t ask to be taken seriously. Robert Langdon, Brown’s recurrent lead, is a delightful fusspot in his Harris Tweed, bragging about his eidetic memory, and spewing irrelevant historical tidbits so that the reader might see him as learned. read more