umberto eco

  1. G

    Umberto Eco

    I loved "Name of the Rose", but "Foucault's Pendulum" was my favorite- didn't care for "The Island of the Day Before". Of his non-fiction, I've read "Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages"- a slim early work "Travels in Hyperreality" -essay collection "Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language...
  2. steelyglint

    Umberto Eco RIP

    As much a SF/F/H writer as many others on the obits page - meaning not really - nevertheless deserving of mention. .
  3. Vertigo

    The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

    I was really very disappointed by The Name of the Rose, I somehow expected so much more from a book that has received such critical acclaim. To be fair there is a good story in there, a very good story even, it’s just a little hard to find in amongst all the excess waffle and self-aggrandising...
  4. Anthony G Williams

    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, and Coyote by Alan Steele

    Two books for the price of one this week, simply because I didn't finish either of them. This has happened several times recently, which I find rather exasperating. It seems to affect recently-written books rather than the old classics. The main problem is their length: the more of my precious...
  5. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco

    Umberto Eco's newest novel, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana is his most problematic fiction yet. It's the tale of an amnesiac trying to find the key to his memories of his own life. We're not in Philip K Dick territory here, though. The protagonist, Giambatista Bodoni, an elderly Milanese...