The Name of the Rose, Hardback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Who is killing monks in a great medieval abbey famed for its library - and why?

Brother William of Baskerville is sent to find out, taking with him the assistant who later tells the tale of his investigations.

Eco's celebrated story combines elements of detective fiction, metaphysical thriller, post-modernist puzzle and historical novel in one of the few twentieth-century books which can be described as genuinely unique. The Name of the Rose was made into a film in 1986, starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.


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This was a very enjoyable read, a sort of italian monk Sherlock Holmes/Dr Watson sort of thing, with interesting bits about italian history.

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This book is heavy on the history, but the conclusion, which stunned me, was well worth the demanding read.But because I read it a touch impatiently the first time round, I feel compelled to read it a second time.Highly recommended.