Vanguard Spotlight Book of the Month: November 2015

Monthly Reads from ASU-Beebe Students, Faculty and Staff.

Faculty/Staff/Student Favorites

Each month Abington Library will feature a favorite book from a faculty, staff member, or student. They will give a brief synopsis of their chosen book. All books featured are available for check-out at the library. 

Featured ASU-Beebe Staff Member: Diandra Verser


About Diandra

Diandra is the Learning Center Coordinator at ASU-Heber Springs.

About the Book

I was tasked with selecting a favorite book from Abington Library, and as suspected, that task was difficult.  I have always loved books and I read so many different writing styles, that I decided to share with you one of the most recent books I really enjoyed.  That book is Inferno, written by Dan Brown.  Dan Brown has authored numerous books, including one of his most famous works, The DaVinci Code.

                Inferno is about a modern day “treasure hunt” that begins with a Harvard University professor waking up in a hospital with no recollection of how he got there.  He finds a cylinder in his possession that reveals a modified version of Botticelli’s Map of Hell.  The professor then starts trying to decipher the map and unknowingly starts retracing his steps from the day before he ended up in the hospital.  Things take a surprising turn when the professor realizes he is on the run from a group of soldiers, who have locked down the entire city of Florence trying to find him.  Eager to find out why he is on the run and who is chasing him, the professor leads the reader through a trail of suspense, artifacts, mystery and a race against time, before the world is forever changed.

                Inferno is a very fast paced book that you won’t want to put down.  Brown does a great job of combining ancient artifacts, art history, modern day science, and potential world disasters to keep readers actively engaged in the book.  If you are looking for a fun, suspenseful and great read, I highly recommend this book. 

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