Baudolino

Baudolino

eBook - 2003
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Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino narrates the story of his life, from his adoption by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and his education in Paris to his arrival in Constantinople during the turmoil of the Fourth Crusade.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, 2003, c2002
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
ISBN: 9780547537214
0547537212
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (527 p.)
Additional Contributors: Weaver, William 1923-

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Memawrayne
May 07, 2017

Having read other books by this author including The Name of the Rose which I thoroughly enjoyed, i found this book a little strange. Words like weird or bizarre come to mind. There was a weak story line with alot of religious overtones and sexual references. Some parts moved along well and other sections just drug along at a snail's pace.

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pridi_o
Apr 06, 2017

I loved The name of the Rose. I read it twenty years ago, living in a different time and space… Baudolino seemed to me too long, with too many unnecessary details. I skipped pages at the end of the book. Yet I find the idea of the book brilliant. The language, imagination, the balance of politics, romance, and laughter is perfect… Maybe in this space and time, I just can't focus on long reads anymore...

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nlamm
Aug 03, 2011

Not for the intellectually faint-of-heart. If you are fascinated by arcane trivia, and medieval processes, this book is for you. If not, stick to Harry Potter probably.

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