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Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco, William Weaver
Foucault's Pendulum
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A superb cerebral entertainment about three editors who cook up a hoax-involving the Templar Knights, Stonehenge, the Cabala, and Brazilian voodoo, among other things-that suddenly becomes all too real. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
A superb cerebral entertainment about three editors who cook up a hoax-involving the Templar Knights, Stonehenge, the Cabala, and Brazilian voodoo, among other things-that suddenly becomes all too real. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151327652 (0151327653)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (NY)
Pages no: 641
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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