Sorry to do this folks, but a work commitment (Stupid, Stupid Conference) will keep me busy Monday Night-so Alas, I have to make a switch to Tuesday. Please adjust your RSVP if this is a problem.
OK, this is it I promise. This book at around 450 pages is a bit longer than one of our usual books-but someone asked for some Eco-and its his most recent, shortest, and got really good reviews.
The Prague Cemetery (original title: Il cimitero di Praga) is the sixth novel by Italian author Umberto Eco. It was first published in October 2010; the English translation by Richard Dixon appeared a year later. Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2012, it was described as Eco's best novel since The Name of the Rose.
In all honestly I knew I had to read this book when I read that The main character, Simone Simonini, is a man whom Eco claims he had tried to make into the most cynical and disagreeable character in all the history of literature.
I was sold.