Bookish Scenarios Tag

Bookish Scenarios Tag

Thank you to FOREVERSHANNON for nominating me to participate in this tag. I love doing these sorts of posts, even if they mainly laud the Harry Potter series, I’ve tried my best to make this more than just about Harry Potter. I really have! Everyone check out Shannon’s blog, we’re new followers of each other, but I can already tell her blog is right up my street!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

This is the first time I am participating in a Top Ten Tuesday! I have seen many people I follow participate in this weekly challenge, and after seeing some of their posts today, I thought I would quickly rustle up my own Top Ten Tuesday post in response to this week’s challenge, which has been created by the blog The Broke and the Bookish.

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My 100th Post!

My 100th Post!

With it being my 100th post, I thought I would share some things about me, and I have done that through some top tens of films, books, songs, actors, actresses and places that I like. I also want to say thank you to all my followers that have made me feel that my blog is somewhat interesting and have left comments and liked my blog posts. I know this is a bit of a long post and I apologise for that, but I can assure you this will be the longest post I ever do … until the 200th!
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A Challenger to Dan Brown?

A Challenger to Dan Brown?

Sam Bourne: The Righteous Men

3.75 / 5

Intrigue personified.

A suspense thriller that sees the protagonist Will Munroe attempt to unravel ancient Jewish folklore and decipher coded messages to rescue his kidnapped wife and to simultaneously prevent a cataclysmic event that would alter the entire world.

Will, an up-and-coming Oxford-educated New York Times journalist, stumbles into a farfetched and complex story concerning the fate of the world because of his diligent investigations in two unusual murders. He reports on a death of a pimp in New York and a radical militia man in Seattle who have both been murdered but both are killed in a way that is curious. When Will’s investigation uncovers the selfless and great deeds they have done secretly, his subsequent report ends up as headline news, and he unknowingly becomes of interest to mainly people for his selective choice of the words, “Righteous Man.”

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Hellishly Brilliant

Dan Brown: Inferno

4/5

Thrilling, compelling and exhilarating.

A captivatingly entertaining novel gripping the reader with Brown’s identifiable burning hot pace, following Langdon in his quest through Florence, Venice and Istanbul in his attempts to prevent a scientist’s world-altering plan to deal with global overpopulation.

Langdon awakes in a hospital bed suffering from amnesia with several days missing from his memory. With his most reliable tool and a part of his psyche gone, he has to trust Sienna Brooks, a blonde doctor with a brilliant mind and equally brilliant acting ability. The only clues they have to go on is Langdon’s fleeting visions of a grey-haired woman remonstrating to “seek and ye shall find” and a digitally altered faraday pointer of Botticelli’s Map of Hell.

The villain is a reckless scientist, Bertrand Zobrist, who has a staggering intellect and he has grown tired of the powerful refusing to act on the exponential growth of the human race, which leads to Zobrist taking on the role as the saviour of humanity. The book opens with his death leaving behind his gifts to the world. A mystifying video and his invention to tackle overpopulation.

In the vivid and changing landscapes, Langdon is once again an impeccable guide in these historic cities with his close analysis of a plethora of: paintings, literature, buildings and sculptures which provides crucial information that help to decrypt clues on the location of Zobrist’s unknown invention. The Map of Hell and Divine Comedy are used as inspiration in Zobrist’s work and they also hold the clues to help Langdon’s attempts to unravel his plan.

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Langdon’s questions his trust in everyone the deeper the story cascades into a hellish nightmare, ominously similar to Dante’s path in Inferno, as he tries to uncover how to locate Zobrist’s invention through deciphering clues hidden in works that fascinated the antagonist. Brown seamlessly brings several characters together as everyone’s differing roles in the story are brought to light and the consequences of their actions and inaction are pivotal in building to a scintillating crescendo as the climax to this thrilling journey nears its conclusion.

Readers of Brown’s books will no doubt enjoy his continued use of conspiracy theories to create a riveting novel as well as Langdon demonstrating his expertise encompassing: art history, iconography and symbology. Langdon uses all of his skills to decipher cryptic messages in artwork and literature in another difficult quest. Inferno is skilfully written and there are twists, turns and unexpected revelations which leaves its readers glued to this fiery fast adventure until the finale.

Dan Brown: Inferno      Botticelli: Map of Hell       Dante Alighieri                                                            Dante: Divine Comedy       Dante: Inferno       Overpopulation Issue