Numero Zero

zeroNumero Zero
by Umberto Eco
2015 (US) / 208 pages
read by David Colacci  5h 14m
rating 8.75  / literary crime (satire)

Big fan of Eco here – since The Name of the Rose and including some nonfiction.  (May I recommend Six Walks in a Fictional Woods?).

Numero Zero is shorter and lighter than his prior fictions which usually involve a fair amount of semiotics and complex historical plots with themes of conspiracy theories which bumbling  folks get sucked into – or authorize for devious reasons.

Although it’s not nearly as detailed,  the theme of Numero Zero is most similar to that of Foucault’s Pendulum and The Prague Cemetery.   The year is 1992 (for an Italian political reason) the place is Milan.   This time a writer named Colonna  wants to be famous but can’t seem to get there.  Instead he’s stuck with minor reviews and translations.
>>>>MORE (no spoilers)>>>>

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Numero Zero

  1. Dagny says:

    Sounds like a great read, Becky.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s