The Prague Cemetery
Publish date: 2012-07-05
Pages no: 566
Edition language: English
Home stretch – 24 books down, 1 to go! Bingo No. 11 – the Books: Magical Realism – Isabel Allende: La casa de los espíritus (The House of the Spirits) Isabel Allende's breakout success and still one of my favorite novels by her (surpassed only by Of Love and Shadows): A multigenerational allegor...
This one of those books that you read but aren't entirely sure that you understand what you read. Eco's novel is in part about the development and publication of the stupid and racist Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It is like wading though a sewer, a well written sewer. In part, the book seems ...
"19th-century Europe - from Turin to Prague to Paris - abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. E...