I don't know what attracted me to the book but I had really wanted to read it. Mayhap it has been my personal encounter with Dante as a freshman in college. Basically it is another one of those literary reads, with real characters like the poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and who translated Dante originally and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, and poet James Russell Lowell. Basically the Dante Club which are these 4 men meet in order to translate the book despite academic protests and a series of murders that is eerily similar to Dante.
For a literary book with all men, I liked the book. COuld have been more though but all in all it was a good book.