One of the first characters to appear in “Inferno” is a spike-haired, malevolent biker chick dressed in black leather. She looks like trouble in more ways than one. What is the girl with the dragon tattoo doing in Dan Brown’s new book?
She’s scaring Robert Langdon, the tweedy symbologist who stars in Mr. Brown’s breakneck, brain-teasing capers. Reader, she will scare you too. . . . Read the rest of the New York Times Review
Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it one of the bestselling novels of all time. In addition to numerous appearances on The Today Show, Mr. Brown was named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. He will be publishing his latest novel, Inferno, May 2013.
There’s something irresistible about a skinny, self-possessed underdog who has hidden talents that emerge at just the right moment….Sophie Blackall’s intricate, witty cutout illustrations feel exactly right both for the story and the 5- to 8- year-olds who will most enjoy it.
As in her wonderfully funny ‘Traction Man’ picture books, Ms. Grey uses vigorous illustration and lively writing to give each character a distinct, childlike personality.