" There's a lot to like here, but it's too dry to be as long as it is. The claimed historicalness of the plot and the real people characters was nice to discover at the end. I really like some of Eco's famous essays and enjoyed his style here, but some of the long French descriptions of different meals got old fast. Glad I read it and It was eye opening and I think it will prove to be personally formative, but I'm sure your time could easily be more wisely spent. "
— John, 10/22/2013