American controversial author Dan Brown cited Manila as “Gates of Hell” on his recent book titled “Inferno,” the fourth part in the Harvard art professor Robert Langdon’s adventures.
Contrary to popular beliefs and travel magazines descriptions of the city as the tropical paradise, Brown made Manila as “gates on hell.” The city’s description is from the first-hand account of one of the fictional characters of the book, the messianic Dr. Sienna Brooks.
The new book by Dan Brown elaborates Brooks’ experience while she was working with humanitarian groups, who went to the Philippines for a mission to supposedly feed poor fishermen and farmers on the countryside.
Upon his entry to Manila, she stated that she was quoted as saying “she had never seen poverty on this scale.” She adds further that Manila is a picture of poverty and crime flashing through her eyes.
The book also described chaotic Manila: “Six-hour traffic jams, suffocating pollution, horrifying sex trade.” The description of the sex industry in Manila is composed of mostly young children.
The description of Dan Brown’s book Inferno regarding Manila is contrary to the popular beliefs of more tourists who are coming to the Philippines in a regular basis.