Book review: Baudolino by Umberto Eco

September 28, 2008

Title: Baudolino
Author: Umberto Eco
Pages: 521

Baudolino is the story of Baudolino, a peasant boy who is adopted by the Roman Emperor. It is set in 12th century Europe.

The novel is part mythical and part historical. I found the mythical part of the novel to be absolutely unbearable.  Tales of fantastic creatures like headless Blemmyae and single-footed monopods left me bored and faintly disgusted. 

This book wasn’t worth the time and effort.


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