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Sunday Salon – November 14th 2010

This is the passage, with which Declan Hughes, chooses to preface his book ‘The Colour Of  Blood’

The words are taken from Dante’s, Divine Comedy, Inferno.

Canto 24, trans H.F. Cary


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“We from the bridge’s head descended, where

To the eighth mound it joins, and then, the chasm

Opening to view, I saw a crowd within

Of serpents terrible, so strange of shape

And hideous, that remembrance in my veins

Yet shrinks the vital current…

Amid this dread exuberance of woe

Ran naked spirits wing’d with horrid fear,

Nor hope had they of crevice where to hide,

Or heliotrope to charm them out of view”


From what I have read of the book so far, these preface words more than adequately sum up the whole essence of the story. A very intense read, I need to get my thoughts together, so a full report will follow soon.


Updated 22nd December 2010…..

A complete synopsis, brief author biography with links, plus my thoughts about the finished book, are available by clicking here

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