By Umberto Eco
Born an easy peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has significant gifts-a expertise for studying languages and a ability in telling lies. while nonetheless a boy he meets a overseas commander within the woods, fascinating him along with his quickly wit and vigorous brain. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the collage in Paris, the place he makes a couple of fearless, adventurous friends.
Spurred on via myths and their very own reveries, this merry band units out looking for Prester John, a mythical priest-king acknowledged to rule over an unlimited country within the East-a phantasmagorical land of wierd creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and gorgeous maidens.
With excellent digressions, outrageous methods, notable feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this can be Eco the storyteller at his incredible best.