The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco

579 pages first pub 1980 (editions)

fiction historical mystery challenging dark mysterious slow-paced
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The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detect...

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Community Reviews Summary of 13,246 reviews

Moods

mysterious 88%
challenging 60%
dark 51%
reflective 50%
informative 35%
adventurous 32%
tense 32%
funny 10%
sad 6%
emotional 5%
inspiring 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 73%
medium 25%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 54% | A mix: 39% | Character: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 37% | No: 21% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 69% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 37% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.95

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