Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator William Weaver
First Written 1994
Genre Fiction
Origin Italy
Publisher Harvest
ISBN-10 0156001314
ISBN-13 978-0156001311
My Copy library copy
First Read October 29, 2013

The Name of the Rose

YAWN. I get that this is probably a brilliant book, it seemed terribly dry for a friggin' murder mystery. I quit halfway through reading this book.

I think I know enough about middle-age-type monasteries, so the extensive scene-setting just seemed like it went on forever. Our narrator is an acolyte of a wandering monk who has hung around Roger Bacon, and so therefore is a walking one-man Enlightenment. It's not as interesting as it sounds.

Noted on November 10, 2013

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