Apr 11, 09
Read in March, 2008
Umberto Eco surprised me with his candor and regular-guy wit in the opening essay. He talks about the mini bar at hotels and how to keep this salmon he bought from going rancid on his way cross country. I found this to be hilarious. Some of the other essays in the book left me in the dust, specifically the ones that dealt with semiotics and were designed to be brain busters. Unless you're a genius, a savant, or a semiotics professor, you probably wouldn't get it. Fun stuff though, wading through Eco's essays.