This one of those books that you read but aren't entirely sure that you understand what you read. Eco's novel is in part about the development and publication of the stupid and racist Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It is like wading though a sewer, a well written sewer. In part, the book seems to be about what would possess someone to write such crap but also why it would be accepted.
It's a good read, but hardly pleasant.