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Baudolino
by Umberto Eco | Literature & Fiction
Registered by ealasaidmae of New Orleans, Louisiana USA on 8/1/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Saturday, August 01, 2015

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from the cover:

"It is April 1204 and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death and proceeds to tell his own magical story.

Born a simple peasant in Northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts - a talent for learning languages and a skill in telling lies. When he charms Emperor Frederick Barbarossa with his wit, the commander adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends.

Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East - a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens." 


Journal Entry 2 by ealasaidmae at New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Sunday, April 03, 2016

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This followed the pattern of Eco books for me: I started out flying and immediately interested, then about three-quarters through I began to drag. His books are fascinating but they're just so long and detailed. I was reading this when Eco died. Even if I might not have read any more of his books it's still sad to think that they just won't be there. 


Journal Entry 3 by ealasaidmae at Bayou St. John in New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Released 3 wks ago (4/4/2017 UTC) at Bayou St. John in New Orleans, Louisiana USA

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