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The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
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did not like it
bookshelves: fiction

Usually, I have one of three reactions to a book: I love it and plow through it, I hate it and put it down within 50 pages, or I like it and take my time, possibly reading other books simultaneously. This one ... oy. Because of The Name of the Rose, I kept expecting it to be good - or, more accurately, to get better. I waited 100 pages. Then 200 pages. Then 300 pages. Finally, I threw it across the room in frustration at 350 pages. I'm still bitter.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 1996 – Finished Reading
July 13, 2007 – Shelved
December 28, 2007 – Shelved as: fiction

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message 1: by Mirvan (new) - added it

Mirvan  Ereon i surrendered after 20 pages

message 2: by Elley (new)

Elley Murray I folded after 10.

message 3: by Sue (new) - rated it 2 stars

Sue I made it to the same place. It was going on and on about some constellation that may or may not existed and the segued into the cultural symbolism of various birds. I cracked.

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