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Sunday, 30 June 2013

ARC & PPF

Time to share another book review already. I have read a few books this month but I thought I would share my review on the new Dan Brown novel Inferno. I had high hopes for this as I have really enjoyed Dan's Prof. Robert Langdon series.

The Review - And I have to say I was a little disappointed to say the least. I didn't like the story much and the way we started with Robert having no memory and working backwards to find out why he was in his currant situation. This is on the first page or two, so I am not giving anything away. But I read it and still give it a good 7/10 still imaginative. It was much easier to put down between sessions than previous books from Dan Brown.







I started a new Journal for all my future book reviews, even if they don't all make it to the wonderful challenge with Darcy that is ARC. I have really got into doing this and I enjoy it lots. 

Okay The Arty Bit - The background for the page is tweed Prof. Robert Langdon is well known for his tweed jacket. This is also echoed in the chevrons as well as the purpose of direction, as he doesn't have a clue which way to turn. The silhouettes are to represent him running this way  & that in the book, as with ALL off these books time is an issue! I also printed off a photo of Florence this is the setting for much of the book. I used a lot of  Fresco paint & stencils as well as splatter with a tooth brush. I have also created pockets for each review,  as you can see in the last photo. I can write my review and pop it in the pocket between the pages.

I would also like to include this in the challenge PPF And I hope to catch up with you all throughout the week Dxx



17 comments:

Faye said...

Dawn, I love your background. You did a fantastic job of creating a tweedy look. Your blog background is also gorgeous with the flowers and writing. Happy Sunday.

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abby j said...

Oooh Dawn, I'm so disappointed that you didn't love this book. I just put it on my kindle to read...now I won't be so anxious! Your art is very representitive of Robert Langdon...great texture and symbolism!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I am not a fan of Dan Brown myself. Maybe all that success with the DA Vinci code went to his head? So sorry you were disappointed in this novel, but the art work you did is great. I love the chevron pattern; the figure and that shade of blue! Julie Ann xx.

Gina said...

LOVE!!!!....this journal page! It totally gives the effect of running around in confusion, brilliant. Shame the book wasn't quite up to your expectations :D XXX

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am sorry you were disappointed in this book, but the art you did is just fab!
xxx Susi

Linda said...

LOVE!!! your artful page representing the book!

Netty said...

terrific work Dawn, Happy PPF, Annette x

Magaly Guerrero said...

Dan Brown has been hit or miss for me, sorry you got a miss :-(

The art is lovely though. I love the blues, and the silhouettes ;-D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had never heard of this book, but at least I HAVE heard of Dan Brown. It's too bad the book was not up to the standard of others he has written. Actually, I liked the movies better than the books. Telling, isn't it?

Loved your art. You did an excellent job and the symbolism is quite strong throughout this spread.

Sarah said...

Love love love love LOVE your art, but what a pity the book itself was a let down. I expect I will still end up reading it, especially as it is set in Florence which is a city I am rather enamoured of, but I will temper my expectations a little.

Ritu Dua said...

Love your artwork...the background is simply superb and the colors beautiful!

Jen said...

Sorry you did not enjoy the book as much as you hoped but it inspired great artwork. Great background and you managed the confusion effect perfectly.
Jen x

Giggles said...

Lots of action in your artwork and great colors too!! Sorry about the book but you got a good journal page out of it!

Hugs Giggles

Janet said...

I think your journal pages are super. Lots of movement, texture and interest. A great idea to journal each book you read. Not a Dan Brown fan at all myself.

Janet xx

NatashaMay said...

Even though you were disappointed in the book your art is totally awesome. :)

San @ Made in Hem said...

Your art gives a perfect image of this book! ♥
I've read this one for July, glad I took my art in a complety different direction! :-)
I too was a little disappointed with this one, I love the serie and prof. Landon but it took a loooong time to get into the story!