I have been quiet on the book front lately. I mentioned this book when I wrote about my reading challenges for this year. Well I did finish it but it took me a while to get into the book as I was rather put off by the frequent use of latin within the text even though the latin is often paraphrased.
From the bookjacket:
Imagine a medieval castle run by the Benedictines, with cellarists, herbalists, gardeners, young novices. One after the other half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre of ways. A learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved int the frightening events. , , , a sleuths’s pursuit of the truth behind the mystery also involves the pursuit of meaning – in words, symbols, ides, every conceivable sign the visible universe contains.
It certainly was an intriguing read and I was keen to see the movie once I finished the book.
The movie had Sean Connery and Christian Slater as the stars and I enjoyed the movie but not as much as the book as the movie deviated from the book in certain parts. I am a staunch believer that the book is almost always better than the movie and in this case it was certainly true.
You can find some detailed reviews of this book here.