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Renowned primarily for his novel The Name of the Rose, the reader approaches a new Eco work of fiction wondering what sort of intellectual rollercoaster ride is in prospect. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas Kemp
I read this book shortly after it was published and enjoyed it very much. It examines a critical period of European history through the eyes of a monster and provocatively allows... Read morePublished 6 months ago by W Greenhalf
Eco explores a new setting for his historical fiction as he addresses the social and political upheavals of the nineteenth century-and how so many problems of those and later years... Read morePublished 6 months ago by enthymeme
My first encounter with ECO I found the flow of the book was clouded by what is in fact the importance ot the book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Philip Shevlin
A remarkable book which deals with the way propaganda is developed through forgery and playing on the prejudices prevalent in society. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. T. Wildy
As a long time reader and admirer of both the fiction and non-fiction of Umberto Eco I had an inkling what to expect from this novel. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jason Harrigan
Detested it! One of the most difficult books I've ever read! The book did not seem to have any plot, I had difficulty in working out what was happening or where the story was... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ernie FOSKER
I tried to persevere with this but in the end gave up.
It seemed to be full of lists of famous groups and people. A pittance I enjoyed The Name of the Rose.