You know Inferno, the new Dan Brown novel, the one that’s had such fabulously bad reviews? Well, it’s not really about Dante’s Inferno at all. What it’s really about — spoiler alert — is that old bogey: global population explosion.
London, United Kingdom. Dan Brown released yesterday his latest book in London. This time the location to hosted the event was the Grand Temple of the United Grand Lodge of England. The American writer stated that he is "honoured" to be invited to join Freemasonry.
His best-selling novels illuminate the shadowy organisations that supposedly run the world. But Dan Brown was “honoured” to receive an invitation to join the Freemasons, the arcane fraternity whose tentacles are said to extend into the highest echelons of power.
Global overpopulation has recently returned to the public spotlight with the publication of Inferno, the latest offering from novelist Dan Brown, author of the 2003 blockbuster The Da Vinci Code. A mystery thriller on the surface, Inferno is ultimately a piece of demographic fiction. As one reviewer notes, “The specter of a catastrophically overpopulated Earth, its desperate people grasping and clawing for diminishing resources, looms large over the novel. It’s a scene that evokes all the pain and suffering of Dante Alighieri’s vision of hell in “The Divine Comedy.”
“Inferno”. It’s the title of the first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. It’s the name of my favourite Jon Pertwee “Doctor Who” story. It’s also the name of Dan Brown’s new Robert Langdon novel, a book almost four years in the making, and a book I’ve been looking forward to.
“I would be honoured to be a Mason,” Brown told the Independent... “You don’t get ‘invited’ by the Masons but they sent a clear message that the door is open if I ever want to join.”