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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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Nov 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: crime, classics, really-liked-it, mystery, would-reread, philosophy
Read from November 08 to 20, 2011

Review for The name of the rose:
A very powerful novel. It contains mystery, philosophy and history all at the same time wrapped in different layers of a puzzle.

At first I wasn't sure how I am going to get through with the book. I wasnt much familiar with christian history or latin and my knowledge of medieval time was very limited. I was then recommended the key of the name of the rose for the translations. But amazingly, once I got hold of the plot and story, I didnt required the key much and could go through the book on my own. The translations are helpful but not necessary.

The mystery in this book is a real mystery, it makes you wonder and so does discussions through out the books. It represents many point of views as well as a view of human nature. I say that specially because of how one character could defend two contradicting points at different time according to the need.
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39.0% "I am almost completing 5th day in my version of kindle, how and why m i still on 39% if the book has 7 days [minus extras]"
70.0% "Oh wow! I have two books in one [both being TNotR]. That explains. So I must be somewhere arnd 75%. And I thought I'll never get over with this book :)"
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Judy Interesting points, Paras. I will keep them in mind when I read this book next year. :)

Paras Allana I really hope u enjoy it too :)

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