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The Island of the Day Before - Umberto Eco
The Island of the Day Before
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After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is... show more
After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing.As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy.In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156030373 (0156030373)
ASIN: B005FOGM2Q
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
3.0 The Island of the Day Before
Weakest fiction effort by Eco to date (2012). Marred by a lack of plot direction and character development. The ending isn't too great either. Average Eco is still better than the fiction rabble out there, so I would still recommend this novel.For all those that rate Eco's fiction in terms of Nam...
Cygan
Cygan rated it
0.0 Byłoby lepiej...
To trudny moment dla miłośnika powieści Eco, kiedy zawiedziony odkłada po przeczytaniu jego ostatnią powieść. Ogromne oczekiwania podsycane przez media – czy z racji swojego wieku autor wyda jeszcze coś. Wydał. Tylko.... po co? Dla pieniędzy? Tych chyba mu nie brakuje. Dla sławy? Tą też ma – i jako ...
basswood
basswood rated it
Okay. Finished another Eco book. Unsatisfied, again. Brilliant and beautiful writer that takes you in circle after circle after circle after circle until you arrive finally at - nowhere. I did not find it difficult to read as many reviewers have mentioned (except sometimes the broken and halting...
Horrorvacui000
Horrorvacui000 rated it
Very odd, but very normal for Eco. ;)
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0
Thought I might have liked it more on the second re-read, however, that proved not to be the case.:O)
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