@JohnPhilpin @jean I read that book and enjoyed it. Then I read a review in which Salman Rushdie tore into it, so I persuaded myself I hadn’t liked it after all. Years later, I read that Eco and Rushdie became friends and that Rushdie admitted he’d been a bit harsh. So long ago that I can’t remember what I thought I did/didn’t like about it. I might have to read it again — and I do remember it was very long.