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Boston. 1865. A small group of elite scholars prepares to introduce Dante's vision of hell to America. But so does a murderer. The literary geniuses ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.334
MaggieOBoyle

Pretentious or precious?

by MaggieOBoyle on Jun 4, 2009

As a lover of mysteries, Boston and Dante I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately the book starts gross, turns into a fairly interesting mystery for a while then at the point where the climax should be wanders off sideways into the horrors of war, repressed homosexuality and mental illness. Mr. Pearl is LITERARY in the worst sense of the word. Read "Devil in the White City" instead--same feel, better written, truer. If Mr. Pearl is reading this I'd love to know what he has against Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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thereverend

Interesting but maybe not enough

by thereverend on Aug 6, 2007

The Dante Club about a murderer who kills people with methods described by Dante. The book is set in the 1860's, and focuses around a group of poets. The writing style is "old" and period appropriate. I enjoyed this, but the writing style made for a somewhat difficult read. None of the characters are particularly moving or endearing. They don't seem to have a lot of depth, either. It's definitely an interesting read but you have to keep working at staying involved in the story or you might lose interest.

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