by Umberto Eco
An extraordinary epic, brilliantly-imagined, new novel from a world-class writer and author of The Name of the Rose.
Discover the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, dazzling, beguiling tale of history, myth and invention.
It is 1204, and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade.
Amid the carnage and confusion Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/10/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099422396
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Review by tronella
"Time is an eternity that stammers. You understand? And with time, he created fire, which gives heat but risks burning everything, water, which quenches thirst but also drowns; earth, which nourishes the grasses but can become avalanche and suffocate them; air, which lets us breathe but can become hurricane..."This is the life story of one Baudolino, a man who dedicated his life to searching for Prester John and the Grasal, and tells of the many places he saw and people he met in the meantime. Religion and history, always one of my favourite mixtures :)
Review by lmckend
Probably one of the most dissapointing offerings from Eco. Far from his best.