Cover of The Name of the Rose.

The Name of the Rose

author: Umberto Eco (1980)
date read: 2004-04-01
pages: 536
lists: five-stars , german , historical-fiction
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Medieval monks? Thinly disguised opportunities to lecture the reader about history and theology? Showing off your knowledge of obscure and less obscure references? It might sound obnoxious, but Eco is obviously just a giant nerd and is having fun, and I fell for his joy more than anything. Though I do love monasteries and medieval backgrounds and libraries and clever protagonists, so that helped.

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