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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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did not like it
bookshelves: abandoned

Gave up - and I never give up. There was some good stuff, hiding amidst the long winded, useless meanderings of the author. Life is too short to waste time reading five pages describing one door. Or the debates over religious issues that have NO BEARING on the plot whatsoever. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Reading Progress

February 13, 2012 – Shelved
November 11, 2013 – Started Reading
November 16, 2013 –
page 80
14.93% "so far, the writing style is excruciating. I can TELL there is a good story in there somewhere, though!!"
December 3, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
December 3, 2013 – Shelved as: abandoned
December 3, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Cheryl Van Allen I can't take it any more. life is too short. I hate it and can't wait to re-watch the movie, which I saw many many years ago and I hope THAT is as good as I remember, because the book did NOT live up!!

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