I fail to understand as to how this book could be classified as literature. I would classify it as a tad better than any book by Dan Brown, but Dan Brown would be more engaging and less verbose. Umberto Eco rambles on explaining unnecessary details about theology & church. One can read the first 80 pages and last 80 and not miss much, unless theology is of immense interest to you. Also the translation makes the language also incomprehensible.
As per me, a complete waste of time!!
- Umberto Eco – writer, linguist, philosopher (redvinylchair.com)
- Russian ‘Umberto Eco’ demystifies the Holy Fool (rbth.ru)