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Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco, William Weaver
Foucault's Pendulum
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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located... show more
Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156032971 (015603297X)
ASIN: 015603297X
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 623
Edition language: English
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Stories2358
Stories2358 rated it
4.0 Il pendolo di Foucault (I grandi tascabili) (Italian Edition)
Blog Stories Review: http://storiesbooksandmovies.blogspot.it/2014/04/il-pendolo-di-foucault-umberto-eco.htmlInventare, forsennatamente inventare, senza badare ai nessi, da non riuscire più a fare un riassunto.Credo che la citazione del libro evidenziata qui sopra sia perfettamente capace di riassum...
DES
DES rated it
It is repeating over and over again ludicrous religious conspiracy theories. If you are not easily fooled by magical mumbo jumbo, it is pretty unbearable to read, since you can not empathise with the main characters. Eco is funny at times but this book is too long. I like all his other stuff so will...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Foucault's Pendulum
I started Foucault’s Pendulum with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation. Anticipation because I loved Eco’s historical mystery The Name of the Rose and a friend whose literary judgement I respect loved Foucault’s Pendulum and rated it five stars. Trepidation because I had heard it was a “diffi...
geekboyking
geekboyking rated it
3.0 Foucault's Pendulum
An entertaining book that just took a little too long to get where it was going in my opinion. It also painted a bit of a cartoon portrait of occultists. Although I know that some are just as absurd as the book shows, some seem to be decent, relatively normal people that you wouldn't suspect of be...
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it
5.0
The best and the worst thing I can say about this novel is that it's a difficult read. Sure, the author is Italian, but that doesn't automatically make it difficult, only a a novel that I've read out of it's normal language. No, the novel isn't even difficult in the traditional sense, where the sent...
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