The Name of the Rose
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns to the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, and... show more
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns to the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, and the empirical insights of Roger Bacon to find the killer. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey (“where the most interesting things happen at night”) armed with a wry sense of humor and a ferocious curiosity.
Publish date: 1994-09-28
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 536
Edition language: English
I finally finished a book! This quarantine thing has really made it hard for me to read. I can't even blame my children for it. I just have no focus. This seems to be a pretty common problem according to some of the posts in the various book groups I'm in on Facebook. All of that aside, I think th...
"Stat Rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus"In "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto EcoAs a novelist Eco blends the style of Arthur Conan Doyle with that of Cervantes in a most intellectually entertaining way but with surprising heart, also. It makes me keen to explore the labyrinth of his philosop...
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Ein Klassiker schlechthin. Und zunächst erfüllt er das Klischee eines Klassikers: es liest sich am Anfang eeeetwas holprig. Doch kaum nach 100 Seiten hat man sich eingelesen und ist aufnahmefähig für den feinen Humor und Sarkasmus, der einem zwischen den Seiten entgegenweht. Und natürlich schlägt me...
Thank God, I finally finished this book! Some of it was weird. Some of it was interminably boring. But other parts were witty, and I rather enjoyed those parts. I like the medieval Sherlock vibe, but overall I'm just glad to be done!