The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

I needed an E author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge, and this book was on the BBC’s The Big Read list.

Published: 1980 in Italy, translated into English in 1983

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 512 pages

Setting: 14th century Italian monastery

Summary: There is a series of murders at an Italian monastery. Our narrator is tasked with solving the murders.

Final thoughts: I couldn’t handle this book. Usually, I’ll give a book 50 pages before giving up, but I could barely handle 10 pages. The writing was so convoluted and boring. I didn’t even get to the point of the book before I gave up. Luckily I found an E author on my Kindle to make up for not reading this book.

Title comes from: Apparently there’s some big mystery as to why the book is called The Name of the Rose.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since I didn’t finish

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