Occorre superare lo scoglio delle prime 150 pagine per entrare nel vivo del romanzo, ma poi ne vale la pena.
All'inizio la lettura può risultare un po' pesante e lenta. Successivamente, una volta che il Circolo Dante prende coscienza della correlazione tra gli omicidi e i contrappassi danteschi, l'azione diventa più dinamica e la lettura scorrevole. Personalmente non vedevo l'ora che il Circolo iniziasse a collaborare con l'agente Rey, anche se ciò avviene a metà romanzo!
The book tells the story of some murders in Boston at the time where the first English traslation of Dante's Divina Commedia is being made. The murders are directedly inspired by some of the punishments described in the book, and the intrigue comes with what is the murdered trying to achieve: is he a member of the group traslating the Divina Commedia? Or someone opposing the introduction of Dante to the general public?
The beginning of this book is quite promising, and the style of the author is quite engaging. However, I was disappointed by the resolution of the mystery, which, without spoiling anything, seemed really contrived and unrealistic. If you're looking for something at the level of 'An instance of the fingerpost', this is not your book. If you want a nice entertainment better than crap like the 'Da Vinci code', this is certaintly worth it....Continua
Didn't really enjoy the style of writing...though its plot seems really interesting.....might read it some other day when I have nothing to read LOL
We follow several literary big wigs around Boston during 1865 and their adventures with translating Dante into English. That doesn't sound too exciting in itself; however, someone has started murdering people in the fashion of Dante. The Dante Club now has the task of finding out who "Lucifer" really is and stopping him before he kills again. To be honest, I had a difficult time getting into this book. I am not sure if it was the person reading it (I had the audio version) or if I just wasn't connecting with the text. After awhile though, the story blossomed and it did indeed get good. The plot was interesting, but I felt that there was too much extra information and it dragged a bit. I think the people who would enjoy this book the most would either be people interested in literary history or Dante. As I have little experience with either, it was a bit of a stretch for me....Continua