• "There are people you’ve never met and yet you miss them when they are gone… Eco’s famously ironic voice is penetrating … The issues Eco addresses are so enormous in their scale they seem insurmountable, yet his measured, erudite commentary assures you that they can be understood and therefore resolved"

    Financial Times
  • "He brilliantly exposes all that is absurd and paradoxical in contemporary behaviour. Eco’s irony is disarming, his cleverness dazzling"

    Tim Parks, Guardian
  • "A swan song from one of Europe's great intellectuals...Eco entertains with his intellect, humor, and insatiable curiosity...there's much here to enjoy and ponder"

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Eco has left us an intelligent, intriguing, and often hilariously incisive set of observations on contemporary follies and changing mores."

    Publisher's Weekly
  • "Illuminating, entertaining and humane."

    Emily Beament, UK Press Syndication

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