Category Archives: Mystery

Hammett in the land of Cervantes

A second 2010 Hammett Prize was awarded during the Semana Negra (Week of Fiction Noir) book festival in Gijon, Spain. Argentine writer Guillermo Orsi wowed the judges with his novel relating stories of rich cruise ship passengers abandoned in a … Continue reading

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The Impenetrable Umberto Eco

In general I’m all for a novel that presents difficulty for a reader, but the novels of Umberto Eco seem to raise obscurity to a new level. I’ve enjoyed and continue to enjoy complex novels by García Marqués (A Thousand … Continue reading

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Baudolino tells his Story

The novels of Umberto Eco are a difficult read (I declare that without proof or analysis), but they are worth the effort. In my opinion, that is especially true for his first two novels: The Name of the Rose (1980) … Continue reading

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