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by Umberto Eco
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Datepalm
Datepalm rated it 7 years ago
Do I need a tag for Satanism, or can I just file that safely under Christianity? *Ponders.*So, ok, this didn't really work for me. It really should have, it's got so much of the stuff I like - bizarre, multi layered frame story, twisty plot, farce, history, politics and an incredibly unreliable, doo...
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JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it 8 years ago
In the 1980s I read The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum and came away from those books knowing that I had been exposed to a brilliant mind. The complexity of the writing and the layers of plot turned many readers away, but I found it so refreshing to have a writer that demanded more from hi...
jbradway
jbradway rated it 8 years ago
This is Umberto Eco playing with conspiracy again, only not as well as he did 20 years ago. The aim is much more evil than Foucault's Pendulum but the plot and characters are less interesting.I guess I wish he'd written The Name of the Rose and then retired from fiction.
altheaann
altheaann rated it 8 years ago
I've delayed a bit, writing about this book, because I have some ambivalent feelings about it. Don't get me wrong, I love Eco, and admire his writing greatly - for its prose style, its structure, its meticulous research - the book more than deserves 4 stars. It's a very worthwhile read.However, time...
everydayjam
everydayjam rated it 8 years ago
I hate not finishing a book, but life it too short, and there's too much to read, to waste time on the ones that just don't click. Its entirely possible that this is a wonderful book, but after 100+ pages, it still fails to hook my imagination, and I'm finding it very tiresome to slog through. Anoth...
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