La Divina Comedia, by Dante Alighieri


English title: The Divine Comedy

A landmark of world literature, The Divine Comedy tells of the poet Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed by his love for the heavenly Beatrice, he learns the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness through a series of unforgettable experiences and encounters. (from Goodreads)

I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time, and since I got Eric for Christmas, and knowing it made references to this book, I borrow a copy and started reading right away.

Lucky enough the version I read was adapted into prose, because if it was heavy like that, I can’t even think how much hard it would have been reading it in verse -_-

I was prevented beforehand by the friend who lent it to me that the best part was the Inferno (so now I understand why it’s so often published separately), but it has its highlights throughout the rest of the book. It’s just that there were too many times when my eyes passed through words but couldn’t retain a single phrase, so I had to re-read again and again and again. Paradise was just too annoying and all I could say to myself was “don’t give up now, you’re so close to the end!”