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by Umberto Eco
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 months ago
"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...
Calyre rated it 7 months ago
"Comme Guillaume l'avait déjà dit, il est toujours préférable que celui qui nous inspire la peur ait plus peur que nous.""Or donc, si je comprends bien, vous faites, et vous savez pourquoi vous faites, mais vous ne savez pas pourquoi vous savez que vous savez ce que vous faites?""Guillaume, au contr...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 2 years ago
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!
Tannat rated it 2 years ago
This was hard to rate. It was the third time around, and although I devoured it the first time, I meandered through it this time, partly because it was a pain to carry around. It was enjoyable but knowing some of what was going to happen took away from that a bit. It was still pretty awesome and tho...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
I'm not sure there's much I can say here that I didn't already say in my status updates. This book is long; perhaps not by page count, but psychologically, it often felt endless. Eco is a very talented writer if the only measurements of talent were creating a sense of place, bringing many char...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 3 years ago
This has been on my 'to-read' list for 30 years. Within the last year "The Name of the Rose" popped up on sale from one of my eBook crawlers; I bought it and there it sat in Calibre. When I read Mr. Eco passed away and I realized I had put off reading "The Name of the Rose" long enough. A murder...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 3 years ago
This book took me longer than expected to finish. It's a heavier book than I normally read, which certainly contributed some, but it's not so heavy that it's unreadable, or incomprehensible. No, what really caused the delay was me downloading You Must Build a Boat to my device and spending nearly ...
kennethjmcginnis rated it 5 years ago
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: historical-fiction, published-1980, books-about-books-and-book-shops, medieval5c-16c, mystery-thriller, britain-england Read in January, 1982, read count: 2 brilliant And now for the film... Novel by Umberto Eco, published in Italian as Il nome della rosa in 1980. Although the wo...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
This book is a rarity, both a critical and popular success, a literary and erudite book that is also a gripping historical mystery. It was made into a film--not a good one, which might put people off the book, which is a shame. Brother William of Baskerville makes a terrific medieval sleuth, and Eco...
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