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Foucault’s Pendulum has been called “the thinking man’s Da Vinci Code “.

Secrets of Angels and Demon. La novela tiene un comienzo duro, al menos para alguien de letras como yo. So, the book offers a very weak, uneven story that suffers from too much information, too many irrelevant narrative lines, and an unsatisfying ending. Because with a veritable bibliography of sources dropped into the dialogue and the cluttered events of the narrative, many average readers will be lost, and if you aren’t interested in this sort of story, Eco’s dry prose may drive you as batty as the characters.

Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. Ships from Reno, NV. View all 6 comments. I kept asking myself, “Why am I reading this? Then I left the book on a train; I don’t care enough to get hold of another copy. Douglas Roberts I’m pretty sure it’s a joke at the expense of the hermetic characters the publishers spend much of their time with, as when it’s first used it’s about …more I’m pretty sure it’s a joke at the expense of the hermetic characters the publishers spend much of their time with, as when it’s first used it’s about how they literally all have a certain look about them Lorenza says “professional sorcerers with faces exactly like professional sorcerers”, then describes them.


However, there was too much cabalistic history that I really didn’t get fohcault had to just read for the sake of getting to a section that I could understand. Even the ending of the book is a letdown, the coda an uninteresting and poorly placed bleary eyed reflection on the youth of one of the characters.

Garamond also owns Manuzio, a vanity publisher that charges incompetent authors large sums of money to print their work rendered “Manutius” in the English translation, a reference to the 15th century printer Aldus Manutius.

Il pendolo di Foucault

Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable focault on inside. Although the main plot does detail a conspiratorial “Plan”, the book focuses on the development of the characters, and their slow transition from skeptical editors, mocking the Manutius manuscripts to credulous Diabolicals themselves. Belbo meanwhile retreats even farther into the Plan ec avoid confronting problems in his personal life. Archived from the original PDF on Aside from its encyclopedic display of knowledge and conceptually interesting theses, Foucault’s Pendulum is overwrought, uneven, and just too long reminds me of Borge’s quip that an idea should be expressed succinctly in fiction.

In addition, I found this to be such a difficult read. Foucault’s Pendulum original title: I made it through This article is about the novel by Italian philosopher Umberto Eco.


John’s Eve, coincidentally the same time Belbo died. Where is the editor? This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat The pace didn’t pick up, not enough to make it a read I enjoyed. It just isn’t one I would describe as an enjoyable read. During the ritual Amparo falls into a trance herself, an experience she finds deeply disturbing and embarrassing, as she is Marxist by ideology and as such disbelieves and shuns spiritual and religious experiences.


He feels that the disease is a divine punishment for involving himself in mysteries he should have left alone and creating a game that mocked something larger than them all. Okay, okay, it was fun to learn a bit about every secret society of the past thousand years, but as a novel We’re sorry – this copy is no longer available.

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At times, I found the prose lyrical and engaging, but more often than not, I thought the passages tedious and overly-complicated, written to appeal to the intelligensia rather than the general public.

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On his return to Milan, Casaubon begins working as a freelance researcher. So why didn’t I like it? The uncertainty of scientific knowledge and human experience is explored in his character, as he participates in various extra-natural events.

They call this satirical intellectual game “The Plan”. But I crossed the ec line, and if they handed out medals this one would be going straight to the pool-room.

Si svolge tra il e il lungo il percorso del piano dei Templari e dei Rosa-Croce per la conquista del mondo. Pleased with the results of the random text program, the three continue resorting to Abulafia whenever they reach a dead-end with their game.