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Internationally best-selling author Umberto Eco is a master stylist whose books, including The Name of the Rose and Baudolino, have been savored by millions around the world. Now, with The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Eco crafts another of the ambitious and breathtaking novels that are his trademark.

When book dealer Yambo suffers amnesia, he loses all sense of who he is, but retains memories of all the books, poems, songs, and movies he has ever experienced. To reclaim his identity, he retreats to the family home and rummages through old letters, photographs, and mementos stored in the attic. Yambo's mind swirls with thoughts, and he struggles to retrieve the one memory that may be most sacred, that of Lila Saba, his first love.

Steeped in nostalgia and filled with vivid, sometimes wondrous imagery, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana is a magnificent addition to Eco's literary legacy.

Translated by Geoffrey Brock.
©2004 RCS Libri S.p.A.; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Kritikerstimmen

"Compelling storytelling and greatly sympathetic characters." (Booklist)
"An absorbing exploration of how that most fundamental master-narrative, our memory, is pieced together from a bricolage of pop culture." (Publishers Weekly)
"A head-spinning tour through the corridors of history and popular culture, and one of this sly entertainer's liveliest yet." (Kirkus Reviews)

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  • vplate
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  • 25.01.2011

Lengthy, directionless & tiring

I never finished this book because on the final Minutes, I was simly not interested in the resolution of the story. Umberto Eco is famous, but his novel did not win me over. I failed to expirience excitement and I missed the laughs. In many chapters self-discovery of the hero bored me. His relations are unnatural and his values cause dislike. Disappointing I'm afraid.

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