From the Associated Press comes this bit
of literary news:
A new Dan Brown novel is coming in May, and the
subject is Dante.
Doubleday announced Tuesday that Brown's book
is called "Inferno," named for Dante's
epic journey in verse. Brown again will feature Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, the
protagonist for his blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code"
and for the million-selling follow-up "The Lost Symbol." The book
might seem familiar in other ways, as Brown again takes on a masterpiece of
Western civilization: "The Da Vinci Code" centered on an iconic
painting, the Mona Lisa.
"Although I studied Dante's 'Inferno' as
a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came
to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world,"
Brown said in a statement. "With this new novel, I am excited to take
readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm, a landscape of codes,
symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."
Since Carlalong with medievalist Sandra Mieselliterally
on the bogus scholarship and shoddy research behind The Da Vinci Code
, I am sure he’s
eagerly awaiting the latest installment of Professor Robert Langdon’s adventures.