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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
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It took me a while to get into the story, but in the end I enjoyed it.

You might find yourself bogged down with Eco's need to show you how much he knows about monks, religious rites, and history. Descriptions are everywhere--you practically drown in them. But wade through it all and you will find Brother William, a Medieval-era Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Adso. William notices details that others overlook. He comes to the monastery as they have just discovered a suicide. Several deaths follow as William and Adso work together to figure out what is happening. The monks are quite naughty, and the mystery is solid.

It wasn't a quick read due to the tremendous amount of details Eco adds, but it is a good book. Now off to watch the movie!
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Reading Progress

June 28, 2014 – Shelved
June 28, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
December 20, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
December 30, 2014 – Shelved as: 2015
January 20, 2015 – Shelved as: entitle
January 24, 2015 –
18.0%
January 30, 2015 –
page 100
18.66%
January 30, 2015 –
page 100
18.66%
February 2, 2015 – Started Reading
February 7, 2015 –
29.0%
February 12, 2015 –
page 189
35.26%
February 13, 2015 –
page 189
35.26%
February 19, 2015 – Finished Reading
February 20, 2015 – Shelved as: reviewed
September 24, 2015 – Shelved as: mystery-thriller
September 24, 2015 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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