'glorious, dazzling' Independent.
'Using art, Eco looks at lists of saints, angels, bestiaries, and other tropes of western art. All this is accompanied by wonderful illustrations' Catholic Herald.
'a beautifully presented book of artworks' Evening Standard.
'Illustrated with wonderful, evocative pictures and an extensive literary anthology' David Sexton, Evening Standard.
'The Thinking Person's literary equivalent to the Christmas pud: chockfull of goodies ... studded with obscure, spicy ingredients ... why not just lie back and wallow in Eco's bath of superabundance' Simon Schama, Financial Times.
'Flaunting his extraordinary erudition but flaunting it modestly ... The Infinity of Lists, sumptuous yet unpresumptuous, is the perfect anti-Kindle' Gilbert Adair, Spectator.
'Not everyone could find beauty and intrigue in lists, but Eco has produced a rich anthology on them, his erudite essays punctuating a cornucopia of catalogues from art and literature' Sunday Telegraph.
'A dazzling, dizzying tour through two millennia ... supported by dozens of examples from literature and life' Max Rashbrooke, Time Out.
'A characteristic product of this extraordinary writer and polymath: learned, sparkling, insightful, provocative, packed full of intriguing and arcane information' Mary Beard, Guardian.