The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco I felt like William was a modern character in medieval times. Apparently, I wasn't the only one that thought that because he addresses it the post script and says that the passages that most people find too "modern" are direct quotes from 14th century texts.I thought the medieval attitude was well portrayed in this book. You could feel the attitude that the world is in decline and that the old days were better than they are now.I like how he also mentions that there isn't a story that hasn't already been told. I've been studying Tolkien and he had this same attitude.This books is also reviewed at my blog Books: A true story