Description - Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the over of night. A spectacular popular and critical success, The Name of the Rose is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.
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(199mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Book Review: Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - Reviewed by Dall (18 May 2011)
Don't let the heavy writing style put you off persisting with this book. You'll be rewarded by a storyline full of twists that may frustrate you at times but the impact will stay with you. The story is written in the descriptive, atmostpheric manner that Umberto Eco is known for. It's not for times when you need a gentle, mind-numbing read, this is a book you need to tackle when you have the time and headspace.