Well, I'm glad I'm finally done with this one. The writing is great, the language is wonderful, the inventiveness of the scenes is spectacular. The first several cantos were very engrossing. Then it got boring! Good grief! Too many names, too many people who Dante was clearly familliar with, but who I couldn't have cared less about. I realize Dante didn't write this book for me
, but crikey, the whole story just got bogged down, and frankly, I'm amazed that I finished it. I did like the imagery of Satan, however. That was pretty impressive and terrifying, and that sort of made me glad that I stuck it out to the end.