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The Dante Club This is my third attempt to finish this I kept getting pulled away from it and as it was so complicated, I could not just pick up where I left off So, had to go back to the beginning.The setting is post Civil War Boston Popular 19th Century writers, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Lowell, along with their publisher, Henry Fielding, are translating Dante s Inferno into English At the same time, murders start occurring which mimic the punishments from the descending This is my third attempt to finish this I kept getting pulled away from it and as it was so complicated, I could not just pick up where I left off So, had to go back to the beginning.The setting is post Civil War Boston Popular 19th Century writers, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Lowell, along with their publisher, Henry Fielding, are translating Dante s Inferno into English At the same time, murders start occurring which mimic the punishments from the descending levels of Dante s hell Concerned about their own reputations, the fate of the translation, not to mention future victims, draws our intrepid writers into the investigation This is a very violent book which is why it only gets three stars from me, despite its literary premise and heroes It made me want to readworks by the above listed American writers Pearl is a good writer and the theme is engrossing for those familiar with Dante s magnum opus However, the author s smug tone and obvious conviction of his own brilliance married my enjoyment of what could have been a perfectly acceptable literary mystery I could also have done without the cheap horror graphics of victims being eaten by insects etc regarding the various colorful murders, but I suppose Pearl was trying to convey some of the feeling of revulsion invoked by the torments describe Pearl is a good writer and the theme is engrossing for those familiar with Dante s magnum opus However, the author s smug tone and obvious conviction of his own brilliance married my enjoyment of what could have been a perfectly acceptable literary mystery I could also have done without the cheap horror graphics of victims being eaten by insects etc regarding the various colorful murders, but I suppose Pearl was trying to convey some of the feeling of revulsion invoked by the torments described in Inferno Also, despite the many hypothetically interesting factors murder Dante Victorian scholarship it was somehow a bit dull Rather, I suppose, as many undergrads seem to find the Comedy, which I love A Magnificent Blend Of Fact And Fiction, A Brilliantly Realized Paean To Dante S Continued Grip On Our Imagination, And A Captivating Thriller That Will Surprise Readers From Beginning To EndWords Can BleedIn Boston, The Literary Geniuses Of The Dante Club Poets And Harvard Professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes, And James Russell Lowell, Along With Publisher J T Fields Are Finishing America S First Translation Of The Divine Comedy And Preparing To Unveil Dante S Remarkable Visions To The New World The Powerful Boston Brahmins At Harvard College Are Fighting To Keep Dante In Obscurity, Believing That The Infiltration Of Foreign Superstitions Into American Minds Will Prove As Corrupting As The Immigrants Arriving At Boston HarborThe Members Of The Dante Club Fight To Keep A Sacred Literary Cause Alive, But Their Plans Fall Apart When A Series Of Murders Erupts Through Boston And Cambridge Only This Small Group Of Scholars Realizes That The Gruesome Killings Are Modeled On The Descriptions Of Hell S Punishments From Dante S Inferno With The Lives Of The Boston Elite And Dante S Literary Future In America At Stake, The Dante Club Members Must Find The Killer Before The Authorities Discover Their SecretDr Oliver Wendell Holmes And An Outcast Police Officer Named Nicholas Rey, The First Black Member Of The Boston Police Department, Must Place Their Careers On The Line To End The Terror Together, They Discover That The Source Of The Murders Lies Closer To Home Than They Ever Could Have ImaginedThe Dante Club Is A Magnificent Blend Of Fact And Fiction, A Brilliantly Realized Paean To Dante S Continued Grip On Our Imagination, And A Captivating Thriller That Will Surprise Readers From Beginning To End [Download] ➼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ➾ Ellen A. 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entirely with the Inferno and nothing past that The time period allowed for horse dysentry to cause a transportation meltdown and little girls to exclaim oh, poppa This author sure does name drop Dante , Harvard , etc Granted, I read this book because of that Dante name drop, even though I don t really like murder mystery type novels Consider that my disclaimer It s an attempt at an intelligent book that, despite the author s bio, I just don t feel quite accomplishes that It deals entirely with the Inferno and nothing past that The time period allowed for horse dysentry to cause a transportation meltdown and little girls to exclaim oh, poppa pretty much the only female characters, by the way , but the author didn t quite take me there It attempts to deal with race and other such issues, but felt very superficial The metaphors, though, were what killed me I didn t find it lyrically poetic at all, though some are laugh out loud funny in the he can t really be serious sort of way While I hope it encouraged some people to read Dante, I didn t really take anything from it I give it one star because it is better than many other books out there, I suppose, but very close to being a complete waste of time I was at a show as in indie rock, guitar and drums and beer in a faraway city this did not happen in Seattle, although you would expect it to, since this town is so flippin small , it was past midnight, I think it was the 8th or 9th band we had seen that day, and a person who had joined our group, who I had never met before, was wearing a tee shirt that said So many books, Not enough time or something like that, and we were waiting for the band to start so I said, so, what book are your re I was at a show as in indie rock, guitar and drums and beer in a faraway city this did not happen in Seattle, although you would expect it to, since this town is so flippin small , it was past midnight, I think it was the 8th or 9th band we had seen that day, and a person who had joined our group, who I had never met before, was wearing a tee shirt that said So many books, Not enough time or something like that, and we were waiting for the band to start so I said, so, what book are your reading now, and he told me, then I told him I had read this great book called The Dante Club and went on about it for a bit, and this woman standing next to us interrupted and said, I couldn t help overhearing your conversation I m Matthew Pearl s agent or whatever it is they are called in the publishing business What a great story And what a great book LOVED LOVED LOVED this book I have to be honest, since I teach high school English and cover and teach the classics day in and day out, my at home reading pursuits are typically of the get lost in an easy read variety I picked this book up at a garage sale for 1 the best buck I ever spent The book is definitely a littlehigh brow in the context of the literary scene and some of the language and took me about 60 pages to really get into it, but then I was hooked completely The mur LOVED LOVED LOVED this book I have to be honest, since I teach high school English and cover and teach the classics day in and day out, my at home reading pursuits are typically of the get lost in an easy read variety I picked this book up at a garage sale for 1 the best buck I ever spent The book is definitely a littlehigh brow in the context of the literary scene and some of the language and took me about 60 pages to really get into it, but then I was hooked completely The murder is the part that keeps you riveted The fact that it s historical fiction is intriguing and fun to read I honestly didn t have a working knowledge of Dante beyond the answer a few Jeopardy questions variety and found that my interest is sparked and I think I need to read Longfellow s translation Darn you Matthew Pearl LOL and here I was all geeked to get lost in a mindless novel and you make me THINK on my day off GEEZ The Dante Club is a wonderful debut novel from Matthew Pearl It is the story of the Fireside Poets Henry Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell who initially form the Dante Club to assist Longfellow in finishing the first American translation of Dante Alighieri s Commedia Divina.The book starts off with the gruesome murder of Judge Healy, probably the most intense beginning to any book I ve ever had the pleasure of reading The reader finds Healy left out in his own back yard, The Dante Club is a wonderful debut novel from Matthew Pearl It is the story of the Fireside Poets Henry Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell who initially form the Dante Club to assist Longfellow in finishing the first American translation of Dante Alighieri s Commedia Divina.The book starts off with the gruesome murder of Judge Healy, probably the most intense beginning to any book I ve ever had the pleasure of reading The reader finds Healy left out in his own back yard, naked, his clothes folded neatly and left to the side, his head nearly eaten out by maggots it is a scene to behold.And one that seems oddly familiar to the Dante Club Was it not Dante himself who saw the Opportunists in the Inferno with a white flag next to them and maggots and wasps constantly picking at their flesh Withpeople in high places dying, the Dante Club notices the pattern and begins an investigation to find their Lucifer In conjunction to their hunt for Lucifer, the Dante Club faces the dastardly Harvard School who is hell bent on making sure that the Dante Club s dream of publishing the translated poem never becomes realized.Pearl creates a well researched book with rich historical details that perfectly capture post Civil War America Having read the above description, you can tell that the book is extremely graphic, so it is not recommended for the light of heart And as far as mysteries go, this one will keep you on your toes up until the very end Overall, I give it a 9 out of 10 and only because once we did find out who Lucifer was there was an entire chapter of expository writing explaining why this was so and how this person got so screwed up I kind of wanted that left to the imagination A cool premise mired in humdrumery and bludgemongering Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell and their publisher J.T Fields comprise the Dante Club, a group of Harvard scholars who are attempting to birth the first American translation of Dante s Divine Comedy As they near completion of their work, a serial killer is on the loose in Boston, copying scenes from the Inferno into grisly murders of some of the city s most notable citizens The Dante Club, the A cool premise mired in humdrumery and bludgemongering Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell and their publisher J.T Fields comprise the Dante Club, a group of Harvard scholars who are attempting to birth the first American translation of Dante s Divine Comedy As they near completion of their work, a serial killer is on the loose in Boston, copying scenes from the Inferno into grisly murders of some of the city s most notable citizens The Dante Club, then, attempts to discover the identity of the killer before he murders again and spoils their version of Dante s masterpiece by associating it with his vile crimes Like I said, it is a cool premise the setting is the early winter of 1865 in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, and the main characters, all based on American literary legends, are well done But I had trouble focusing on this book for an extended period of time it was just kind of boring sometimes Aspecific complaint a couple of the book s minor characters, street criminals specifically, have dialogue that, while it may be authentic to the time and setting, is so bafflingly nonsensical and includes such obscure slang and verbiage that it made me want to chuck this mediocre tome into some roaring hearth on the next wet and bracing New England night that I live to see Save yourself some time and read Dante s Inferno instead. This marvelous book is a superlative example of numerous genres historical fiction and mystery being two examples While the premise of engaging famous historical figures in a mystery is intriguing, Pearl never allows this element to drive the narrative His characterizations of Longfellow, Holmes and Lowell are so brilliant, the reader forgets that they are icons of literary history, and views them as intense and vivacious fictional characters This is not beach reading, but instead an intelle This marvelous book is a superlative example of numerous genres historical fiction and mystery being two examples While the premise of engaging famous historical figures in a mystery is intriguing, Pearl never allows this element to drive the narrative His characterizations of Longfellow, Holmes and Lowell are so brilliant, the reader forgets that they are icons of literary history, and views them as intense and vivacious fictional characters This is not beach reading, but instead an intellectual journey through Boston of the 1860s Pearl is subtle but firm when he integrates statements about racial tension, academic politics, and even the neglect of soldiers suffering from the horrors of war While built on an intellectual premise, one needs not be familiar with Dante to enjoy this book The author manages to introduce those unfamiliar with Dante to the thrill of the Inferno, without belittling those who may already know the great work This is rarely accomplished with finesse, but Pearl manages to do it with literary aplomb


About the Author: Matthew Pearl

Note from the author Hi everyone My newest novel is The Dante Chamber, out May 29, 2018 It s a follow up to my debut novel, The Dante Club, but you do not have to read one before the other, each stands on its own two feet Hope you ll enjoy any of books you choose to pick up.Matthew Pearl s novels have been international and New York Times bestsellers translated intothan 30 languages His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Atavist Magazine, and Slate The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that Matthew s books are part of the growing genre of novel being written nowadays the learned, challenging kind that does not condescend Globe and Mail declares him a writer of rare talents, Library Journal calls Matthew the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers, and the New York Daily News raves if the past is indeed a foreign country, Matthew Pearl has your passport Matthew has been chosen Best Author for Boston Magazine s Best of Boston and received the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction.In addition to Goodreads, you can keep in touch and learnat my website, www.matthewpearl.com, and Twitter matthewpearlFacebook fb.me matthewpearlauthor Instagram matthewpearlauthor


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