Category Archives: Secrets of Inferno

The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 3: Will the Inferno movie make Zobrist more of a villain than Dan Brown himself did in his book?

In the Inferno book, as well as in interviews Dan Brown gave at the time of the book’s publication in 2013, the mega-selling author is clearly undecided on whether Zobrist is as evil as he seems. Yes, Zobrist is made … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 2: Tom Hanks sees US election warning in thriller ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks, who is reprising his role as Robert Langdon in Inferno, the third movie to have been based on one of Dan Brown’s books, has had some interesting political comments to make about the mad scientist/biotech billionaire anti-hero Bertrand … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 1: Dan Brown and the World Series…coincidence or an Inferno synchronicity?

With the movie version of Dan Brown’s 2013 bestseller Inferno set to open October 28, we are mindful of a plot-worthy confluence of time, character, and circumstance. In doing the research for our own 2013 book, Secrets of Inferno, we … Continue reading

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Secrets of Inferno makes the “staff picks” table at The Strand in New York City

We are delighted to report this sighting of our book, Secrets of Inferno, on the “Staff Picks” table at The Strand, one of New York’s most wonderful and enduring independent bookstores.

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The Remix: Michelangelo, Dante, and Dan Brown

Even though the poet Dante Alighieri lived and wrote at least a century before the time that most scholars would designate as the beginning of the Renaissance, it is easy today to look back at Dante’s Divine Comedy and see … Continue reading

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A Wall Street Journal essay calls Dante’s Divine Comedy “the most astonishing self-help book ever written.”

The Wall Street Journal featured an essay timed for Easter this year reminding readers that Dante’s Divine Comedy theoretically takes place over the Easter weekend in the year 1300 and praising the 700 year-old classic for its illuminating and soul-restoring impact on modern … Continue reading

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First Circle of Hell: more on interpretations of Dante

In our last post, The Great Artists Influenced by Dante, we showed the way a number of visual artists have interpreted Dante’s Divine Comedy over the centuries, including specific attention on the classic works of 19th century French illustrator, Gustave Doré. Several readers … Continue reading

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