Friday, 28 December 2007

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Last night, after returning from a short shift at work, I sat down in my room, poured myself some whisky and finished Focault's Pendulum. Or actually I only almost finished it, at the end I got so tired and went to sleep. The book was finished in bed after waking up this morning. The book was really good, with a very good and thoughtful ending. Definelately a recommended book, very insightful, eductional and exciting.

I have now proceeded to The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, the only book by Eco I haven't read before. Therefore, I am very much looking forward to this book. The story is about an antiques book dealer, who looses his memore, or rather, he can remember the plot of every book and comic he has read, but can remember nothing of his personal life. A very interesting plot, leaving room for Umberto Eco, in his usual style, to integrate countless references to books and comics in his writing. I have just started on this book, a more detailed review will follow some other day.

Living in Norway, I am used to having white christmases, something which haven't been fulfilled in the last few years. Last christmas was completely void of snow, while this year we had snow in the beginning of December, but by christmas it has mostly melted. But tonight we did have some snow (only a millimeter or so though), so maybe we will have a white January. Personally I don't like cold weather and haven't been too disappointed in having a mild December. But Christmas could still be white though.

Anyways, soon I must once again go to work, another 8 hour shift. And I still have six more days of working before having a day off next Thursday. Well, well, I need the money. Until next time



Anonymous said...

Greetings from South Australia.Our family is in holiday mode and have borrowed from the library the first of the Liveship Traders series you mentioned a while ago. Reading the series will be a good way to keep cool indoors in the 41 degree heat.It is interesting to read your opinions and insights.Thanks and good wishes to you in this busy social season. p.t.

BookLover said...


Hopefully you will enjoy the books. If you do, I also recommend the farseer and Tawny Man trilogy by the same author. The books are set in the same world as Liveship Traders, just a bit further north. Very good books