Inferno….Just Misses The Mark

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust…before the world is irrevocably altered.

 The text you just read above is the introduction to Dan Brown’s new novel Inferno.Robert Langdon features as the lead character in this fast paced and engrossing thriller, set In Italy. As one critic puts it, the beginning of the book is as close as Robert will get to a unbelievable start to his roller coaster adventure.
Although the characterization is secondary yet I did not find it to be harmful or boring for the overall plot and structure of the story, but still paper thin characters do make them less likable.
The best part about the story is that there are twists and turn at every turn, which captivate the attention of the reader and make the read even more engrossing, though the story lacks memorable dialogues or sentences yet overall the book is fine but not a great masterpiece. It’s seems more of a screen play for a movie rather than a book/novel.
Conclusion:RECOMMENDED
For ages 16+.
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This Has Gone Too Far….

ImageFor the past few days the whole Pakistani nation has been watching closely that how the returning officers(ROs) have been carrying out the task of scrutiny of the candidates for the 2013 general elections.The scrutiny has been limited to asking the candidates about rituals and their wives,whereas the most important questions like Are you a bank defaulter? and Have you had any loans written off? were not asked.This scrutiny process faced a lot of criticism from many in the media and politics.Nomination papers of some big fish like Jamshed ,Dasti,Sheikh Waqas Akram,Raja Pervez Ashraf and Chaudary Nisar were rejected among others,but the election tribunals formed by the election commision found only  Pervez Musharraf and Raja Pervez Ashraf as ineligible for the elections.

Jamshed Dasti and yesterday Waqas Akram got the green signal from the tribunal,although their academic degrees have been declared fake,thus they are not fit to run for the elections,but it seems that the degree declared fake by the Higher Education Commission was not found to be fake by the corrupt judges of the tribunal.

Not surprisingly Raja Pervez Ashraff’s papers have been rejected since he is involved in a number of scams like rental power plant scandal,for which he is known as Raja rental throughout the country.

So far Election Commission of Pakistan has failed to implement any of its orders properly,and seems as though the election tribunal judges tried their best to save as many culprits as possible.I pray that PML-N does not give Waqas party ticket,If they do then the youth on which the PML-N is banking should reject PML-N,for the sake of Ideological politics.