Umberto Eco

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    Anyone read his books? He is my new favourite author. I have not read the Name of the Rose yet, but I have read and love Baudolino and numerous essays of his.
     
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    I,ve read about half of the name of the Rose, and so far it's very exiting. Recommended.
     
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    I can't find it anywhere!
    What's it about?
     
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    It' s about several assassinations in a monastery in the middle ages. A traveling monk and his apprentice are the detectives who try to find the murder.
    Some of the assassinations are pretty nasty too. Interesting setting with the monastery.
     
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    Sounds good. I heard it was about Adam and Eve in Eden or summat.
    Read Baudolino. It's an awesome book.
     
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    What's Baudolino about? Never heard of it.
     
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    Its about an italian medieval knight who becomes Frederik Barbarossa's surrogate son through his talent at lying, he eventually goes on a quest to find the holy grain and the legendary kingdom of Prester John. Lying and the Truth are the main themes.
    Awesome
     
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    I borrowed Baudolino on the library today, looking forward to start reading it! Do you know of any other books by eco?
     
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    I just finished 'The Island of the day before' . Its a hard book to read, but very rewarding. Its almost like a string of essays in some places. SOme of the almost parody of the history of scientific thought is almost funny.
    Very Good Book.
    Baudolino still takes the cake
    Mmmm...cake