I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Day three. Are we there yet?
Day three started off refreshingly concise with clues and questioning; some sections were even just two pages! We're making progress, I thought.
And then god Eco laughed. Obviously he realised he was focusing much too strongly on the plot, and immediately corrected himself with pages of mind-numbing, hair-splitting, theological and philosophical monologues. Context or not, plot-related or not, I'd argue nobody needs to know this much 13th century theology.
Then all of the sudden, and I do mean all of the sudden, Adso sins. Sins HUGE - at least two commandments were shattered and several vows were definitely tarnished. And the whole thing happened as quickly, and as unbelievably, as though he'd slipped on a banana peel. All I can say is he's lucky to have had William as his confessor; if he'd confessed to anyone in the church when I was growing up, he'd still be saying rosaries 10 centuries later.
After confessing and not getting more than a cuff on the head (!!), the day ends with the discovery of another dead body. They're dropping like flies at the monastery and I can't help thinking that if only they'd stop with the theological tangents, they'd have caught this guy by now, and I could be reading something far more entertaining, if also far more shallow.
I do have to say though, William and his glasses make me chuckle, as do some of the chapter headers.
Let day 4 begin!