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The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, historical, favorites

I was recommended to read Umberto Eco by a friend of mine, and I was not disappointed at all.

Eco's style is a bit dense, so I can imagine it would not appeal to a lot of people. However, it's also extremely lyrical and beautiful. The book itself is littered with debates on life and death, love, the nature of God and time itself. This is probably the book's greatest strength, as Eco writes so beautifully about such lofty ideals. So for anyone who's a fan of debating or philosophy would probably enjoy this book.

I will say however, that the book itself requires a certain kind of mindset. So while I immediately loved the book and its premise, it still took me a decent amount of time to really feel as if I were absorbing it. There were times where I really wanted to read the book, but I felt way too overwhelmed at the time, or I wasn't really in the right mindset to really read it and appreciate it.

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Reading Progress

December 21, 2009 – Started Reading
January 18, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 19, 2010 – Shelved
February 2, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction
February 2, 2010 – Shelved as: historical
January 21, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites

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