From the Bookshelf of Mineola Library's 2012 FALL Reading Challenge

The Name of the Rose
Start date
June 1, 2012
Finish date
August 31, 2012
Why we're reading this
For the category "14th Century Historical Fiction"

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Jul 26, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
Quite an ambitious attempt to reveal all the intrique and deception to gain power over church and state. Brother William is summoned by the abbot to investigate suspicion of heresy. Eco's first novel is quite extensive history of the 14th century Catholic church's philosophy and practices. Sometimes too wordy for me. The friendship of Brother Williams and his scribe, Abso, is entertaining and touching. It is their conversations and adventures that make the book worthwhile to read.

Mineola Library's 2012 FALL Reading Challenge