I don't usually post things on forums but, well, here it is:
Umberto Eco is - I'm not exaggerating - the greatest literary artist of our times. On top of a tonne of splendid non-fictional work (all of which, incidentally, is an absolute must-read for anyone who can read), he's published five novels to date, each of which just happen to be competing for the coveted title of My Favourite Book. Will the soon to be released translation of his sixth be up to scratch? I jolly well expect so. Watch this space. And this one -->___.
And yes, I've preordered BOTH the Hardback and the Kindle edition - but this is the first time I've done such a thing. Methinks we're venturing into an interesting time in the book world, when paper books are becoming like temples for the text; artefacts of beauty in themselves as their function becomes secondary in light of their digital e-quivalents. My Kindle is for the text. My book is for the rituals of honouring the text.