Eco falls flat

By MATT NESVISKY
January 22, 2012 17:25

Umberto Eco’s latest novel turns out not quite a treat.




Italian author Umberto Eco

Italian author Umberto Eco. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)

I rush ed for Umberto Eco’s latest novel with more than usual anticipation.

Eco after all is a masterfully inventive storyteller (“The Name of the Rose,” “Foucault’s Pendulum”) and an essayist- scholar of breathtaking range and erudition.

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