Last November I told you of my plans to re-read The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, and some of you said you might join in…
Well I’m ready!
I shall be reading my Folio Society edition, which is the original translation by William Weaver, but with some glorious extra artwork by Neil Packer to illuminate the senses.
I’m planning to take most of January to read the book without a particular timetable in mind. However, I will read it in several chunks. I aim to read the first two ‘days’ (178 pages in the Folio edition, which is about 1/3rd of the book) and report back next week.
Whether you’re planning to readalong, or just see how we’re getting on, your comments will be very welcome, but please don’t spoil in the early stages. If you are reading along, please leave a comment so I can pull any posts you make together at the end of the month.
I shall leave you with a tempting quotation from the book:
“books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told”