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Critical Praise

"This is a truly marvelous novel by one of the world's finest writers."


"Baudolino, with its richly variegated haul of medieval treasures, remains compulsively readable."

——The New York Times Book Review

"Eco puts forth the question that perpetually beguiles him and with which he perpetually beguiles the rest of us: If a teller of tales tells us he's telling the truth, how can we know for sure what really happened?"

——The New Yorker

"Baudolino manifests many of the exuberant extravagances that made The Name of the Rose so hugely enjoyable."

——Iain Pears, Los Angeles Times Book Review