The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Publish date: June 3rd 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Italian Literature
A wonderful book again from Umberto Eco flawed, once again, by a weak and disappointing ending. It just seems, like Stephen King, he cannot take the time to write a decent ending that doesn't make the rest of the book seem less engaging. This book is not as dense and is more accessible than other ...
mp3 Unabridged, and read by George Guidall. It is not chic to like Eco nowadays; if you want to admit to a penchant then it is best to keep that under wraps until he falls off his perch and then everyone will suddenly exclaim that although he had a couple of noticeable also-rans and one particular d...
I really enjoyed reading this book - however, it's not really a novel, but an extended essay on how media interacts with personal identity.There are three parts; the first sets up the scenario: a middle-aged antiquarian book dealer has a selective form of amnesia: he can remember everything he's stu...
I read, struggled to read, half of The Mysterious Flame, then stopped. It's a frustratingly boring book by a nostalgic, older bibliophile about, surprise!, a nostalgic, older bibliophile. The story starts shortly after the protagonist suffers a sudden onset of amnesia. To reconstruct his life, he s...
I really liked the writing style and the topic, I just couldn't get interested enough to actually finish this one. I'll try it again, later.
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