Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Numero Zero By Umberto Eco

"The more a person knows, the more things have gone wrong."
I think this is perhaps a case of poor marketing. The blurb had me waiting for a potboiler style thriller which never eventuated. Instead, I relished the absolutely entertaining lines that this novel afforded. A fantastic satire about the media expertly delivered as his seventh and, I assume due to his passing on the 19th February, final novel.
There's something delightful about a newspaper that will never be published being called "domani", after all tomorrow never comes. Throw in a conspiracy about Mussolini and here is an intriguing read, albeit a rather quick one.

5 out of 5 newspapers are dead.

No comments:

Post a comment