The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco with William Weaver (Translator)

fiction historical mystery challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

536 pages | first published 1980

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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 detecti...
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Summary of 6176 reviews

Moods

mysterious 88%
challenging 57%
dark 53%
reflective 49%
adventurous 33%
tense 33%
informative 31%
sad 7%
emotional 5%
funny 5%
inspiring 5%

Pace

slow 72%
medium 25%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 47% | A mix: 43% | Character: 5% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 33% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | Yes: 10% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.93

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