Umberto Eco became another name on the list of creative talent lost this year. He was best known for his historical mystery novel The Name of the Rose. I can’t say I was much of a fan of his work but he was a smart writer. Gotta say, looking at what’s coming up the pipe, I’m a little worried at the rate we’re losing our talent.
I haven’t read as much of his work as I should have, but I enjoyed what I have seen. His book on translation, ‘Mouse or Rat’, is a favourite.
I can’t say that I’ve ever read any of his books…although I have a copy of The Name of the Rose on my bookshelf (I liked the movie), but I liked the quote from his on the cover of the Dylan Dog Case Files book that Dark Horse released a couple of years ago.
I can read the Bible, Homer, or Dylan Dog for several days without being bored.