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  • In the age of innumerable populist polymaths, Eco is the exception, a commentator who makes sense of what so often seems senseless. All the more reason to read him

    Time Out
  • That he can write with equal agility on such subjects as the World Cup, St Thomas Aquinas, and how the wearing of tight blue jeans constricts the interior life as well as the a a style that is both serious and diverting, is an achievement unparalleled in British journalism

    New Statesman
  • There is enough liveliness here, and enough imaginative suggestiveness, to keep the reader furiously entertained

    Sunday Times
  • A scintillating collection of writings by one of the most influential thinkers of our time

    Los Angeles Times
  • Eco is...a highly entertaining and perceptive "decoder" of the world

    Times Literary Supplement

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