Umnberto Eco fans survey

@ashjoe76 (1434)
India
January 29, 2007 5:09am CST
How many of you here are Umberto Eco fans? I am conducting a little survey here on how big/small he is a name among people across cultures. I am a fan of Italian writers in general, but this inteliigent man who exhibits a childlike curiosity for all things on the face of the earth is simply my favourite. I loved The Name of Rose and am now devouring his The Lonely Flame of Queen Loana, page by page. please be part of this strange fan's club.
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5 responses
• United States
30 Jan 07
I liked "The Name of the Rose" too, as did my wife. She tried to read "The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana" (I think that's the title) and she couldn't really stand it. A book Name of the Rose fans might like is Carlos Ruiz Zafon's "Shadow of the Wind." It's better than Name of the Rose, IMO.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
30 Jan 07
I am really glad that you liked at least one book by him. It seems The Name of Rose is the book liked by many people across the world while other books like Foucault's Pandulum disappoint, or turn off many. I am sorry that I made a mistake about the title of his latest novel as well, yes, it is the Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. ( I seem to have made the maximum number of erros in this post, which, believe me, is quite uncharacteristic of me...hahahaha)However, I liked this latest novel very much, though I repsect your wife's views.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I still want to read it, regardless of her views. I don't know if we still have it though...
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
Umberto Eco - Umberto Eco smiling heartily.
here he is:)
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@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
1 Feb 07
Answering your survey. One fan here. Name of The Rose : Read Baudolino : Read Foulcat Pendulum (probably mispelled the name) : Read (but didn't understood). The lonely flame is on my to read list.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
Thanks for responding. I am truly glad that some of the myloteers like to read Eco. I keep counting.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
The Name of the Rose - The Name of the Rose, adapted from Umberto Eco's book by the same name. Sean Connery played the lead role in this thriller.
The Name of the Rose movie version - Sean Connery played the lead role!
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@steerpyke (396)
29 Jan 07
I too loved The Name of the Rose, though that is all that I have read by him. I saw the film first and felt that I should read the book.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
29 Jan 07
It's really great to see the first Eco admirer here. Thanks. By the way I apologise for the spelling error in the title.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
1 Feb 07
Umberto Eco - Umberto Eco, face, close-up.
Here is the author!
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• Philippines
8 Feb 09
I also admire Umberto Eco and his works. I've watched the film adaptation of his novel "The Name of the Rose" and I've also read his Travels in Hyperreality.
@Foxfire1875 (2011)
12 Feb 08
I've read all apart from 'The island of the day before' and the non-fiction. I've liked them all altho Foucault's pendulum is the only one I struggled with as the charaters really annoyed me.