The Name of the Rose | Daily Prompt: Bookworm

Tell us about the last book you read (Why did you choose it? Would you recommend it?). To go further, write a post based on its subject matter.

The Name of the Rose By Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose
By Umberto Eco

Dear Atty. Ace,

Hi Sir!

I’d like to tell you that I’m finally reading that book you gave me a couple of Christmases ago. And let me tell you, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco is indeed challenging.

For one thing, for a small book, it’s a very thick one. And with a small-sized font! But enough about technicalities. Every time I read this book—which I haven’t finished, I think I have 3/5 done—I seriously wish I knew every Latin word I come across.

Do you know Latin? I wish you told how got across everything Latin in the book.

At first, I was listing down every single phrase and sentence so that I could check out their English translation. But the further I got with the book, the longer the passages became. Sometimes, they’re a whole page! So what I do is just power through the whole thing. For record, I read the Latin parts, even though I have no idea what they mean. But not knowing what they mean makes those words look like blurs on the page.

Just to be clear, I am enjoying the mystery. And the best part of this? They get to be actually lost in a library of epic proportions! How cool is that? And no! I haven’t—and I try not to—seen the movie. I will after I am through with the book, though.

Latin aside, I am beginning to see why this is your favorite. And I will finish it. Hopefully before Christmas this year.

Once again, thank you so much for sharing it with me Sir.


Mati Serraño

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds a lot like software-installation manuals I’ve come across!


    1. Mati Serrano says:

      My brother would certainly agree with you Sir.


  2. mobibrad says:

    I don’t even dare to open the first page; I gave it to my history/philosophy-addict brother instead =))

    Btw this is Manmatha Rasa, using real identity. Better & more honest this way, i think 😉


    1. Mati Serrano says:

      I wouldn’t pick it out at the store myself but reading it is the honorable thing to do for that gift.
      Re: Identity: that’s cool. Whichever account you use is okay to me.


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