"As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning....A virtuoso performance."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Three clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking over....
Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco--or indeed anyone--has ever devised.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SESchend - LibraryThing
The only reason this dropped to 4 stars is because the first 140 pages or so are nigh-impenetrable exposition and set-up for the remainder of the book. Little apparent plot development and a lot of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aront - LibraryThing
What a frustrating book. Eco is brilliant and his writing can be lyrical. But this book suffers from too many sub-plots, too many characters, too many list, and too much lecturing. more story telling ... Read full review