Umberto Eco Numero Zero


Lovelybooks Bewertung

  • 1 Bibliotheken
  • 0 Follower
  • 0 Leser
  • 1 Rezensionen

Inhaltsangabe zu „Numero Zero“ von Umberto Eco

1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce’s death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can’t refuse to ghost-write a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns the paranoid theories of Braggadocio, who is convinced that Mussolini’s corpse was a body-double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It’s the scoop he desperately needs. The evidence? He’s working on it. Colonna is sceptical. But when a body is found, stabbed to death in a back alley, and the paper is shut down, even he is jolted out of his complacency. Fuelled by conspiracy theories, Mafiosi, love, corruption and murder, Numero Zero reverberates with the clash of forces that have shaped Italy since the Second World War. This gripping novel from the author of The Name of the Rose is told with all the power of a master storyteller.
  • Rezensionen
  • Leserunden
  • Buchverlosungen
  • Themen
  • Umberto Eco - Numero Zero

    Numero Zero


    10. October 2015 um 17:11

    His career plans did not work out. Without graduation Colonna’s only chance to survive is translating books for almost no money and ghost writing. When he is approached by a newspaper maker to take part in a fake publication, he cannot refuse due to his dire financial situation. The rest of the team is kept unknowing and thus they start working. With the time, Colonna gets to know them better and one evening, Braggadocio shares a story which could make the headlines of the big newspapers nationwide: Mussolini was never shot, it was just his double. A couple of days later he can provide evidence. Another couple of days later, Braggadocio is dead. Is there something about this story? Umberto Eco, the master of conspiracy stories, of taking historical facts and turning them into thrilling novels, again sets out to play with reality. Yet, the plot seems to lack something, maybe this stems from the fact that it is rather short compared to his other novels and thus, the twists and links seem to be a bit superficial and not that convincingly presented as we have read them before. What I really appreciated, however, were the scenes at the newspaper’s offices where they elaborate how to mock the readers, how to write articles which allude but do not really claim things, how to put words to create feelings and assumptions so that you cannot be hold responsible for what the readers believe. This is Eco’s strongest side, the play on words and the deduced meaning of what is put down. All in all, one of Eco’s weaker novels but nevertheless interesting to read.

  • Was ist LovelyBooks?

    Über Bücher redet man gerne, empfiehlt sie seinen Freunden und Bekannten oder kritisiert sie, wenn sie einem nicht gefallen haben. LovelyBooks ist der Ort im Internet, an dem all das möglich ist - die Heimat für Buchliebhaber und Lesebegeisterte. Schön, dass du hier bist! Mehr Infos

    Buchliebe für dein Mailpostfach!

    Hol dir mehr von LovelyBooks