I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Well. Day 5 was a humdinger.
Eco found his groove in day 5; he managed to squeeze in a brawl among monks (which was hilarious, another dead body, a witch, two heretics, the missing book, which was found, then lost, then found, then lost, then found again, only to be lost again and finally an inquisitional trial capped off with a recitation of the book of Revelation, disguised as a eulogy.
All this plot development might lead one to believe that Eco finally got all the soliloquies and monologues out of his system, but one would be wrong. Eco is a multi-tasker! He juggles fast paced, mysterious developments with mind-numbing exposition and I'm betting at this point he can do it one handed with his eyes closed.
I'm teasing (mostly), as things are moving at a decent clip now - they'd have to be, there's only two days left!
But I gotta admit, I'm not sure I'd have wanted to find myself cornered by Eco at a cocktail party.