Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose (1994) 4 stars

The Name of the Rose (Italian: Il nome della rosa [il ˈnoːme della ˈrɔːza]) is …

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5 stars

It's a murder mystery set in a 14th century Italian monastery. It's Eco's thesis on symbols and faith. It drags at times, but the whole picture is such a well constructed story that gives you a great basis to appreciate Eco's later works (which are sometimes a response to this book's success).