I finished it a couple weeks ago, but my experience was much like yours, Sterling. I only got through it by taking up some secondary reading. I will say, though, that if you are only a third of the way through, that it does get a little better, at least from time to time. Overall, I found it a drag.
The Name of the Rose was really nice reading, but Foucault's Pendulum and this have been huge downers. I doubt seriously that I'll read more Eco.
« Back to index