Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana :: Umberto Eco

I don't even want to take the time to explain this one too much. Premise was interesting (guy loses his memory and goes through his childhood books and comics and stuff to try to regain it), but it failed miserably for me on the plot front. Very little plot. Dense. Too academic. It's a shame, really, but maybe I'm too stupid to appreciate this kind of stuff :) Or just too lazy.

1 comment:

homeinkabul said...

Oh, I'm SO right there with you. I kept thinking, when are we going to get to the story? Someone tell me a story!

I remember being bored with "In the Name of the Rose' but he brought it all together in the end.

I didn't even finish it, and I almost always finish books.

I just feel 'meh' about it. I bought this book at the airport because I thought it would be one of those books that I could read again and again in Afghanistan. Instead, I just gave it away.