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This book is extremely dialogue driven and so densely populated with theological and historical references as to render huge chunks of it completely lost on me. I’ll start with the positive, it was well-researched. However, when Casaubon’s girlfriend Lia asks to see the coded manuscript, she comes up with a mundane interpretation. Even though the plot is good once it’s all laid out and unraveled, I still kind of wish I had never bothered. Worse still, other conspiracy theorists learn about The Plan and take it seriously.

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Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco (2 star ratings)

Foucaylt than the narrator, I never full connected with or cared much about the characters and even the narrator I wasn’t that much into. Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them!

I would liken it to finishing a horrific marathon that almost broke me: During this period, he meets Belbo, who works as an editor in a publishing house. Apparently Umberto Eco has stated that the reader of his books has to work to get the reward of a plot.


Or a person who truly enjoys reading dry history textbooks, if such a person exists? View all 9 comments. Her relationship with Casaubon falls apart, and he returns to Italy.

Il pendolo di Foucault

Parts of this I really enjoyed and I liked the message that people will believe what they want to believe. I even thought some of the history was interesting. At the meeting Belbo was reminded of the Colonel’s conspiracy theory by the words of a young woman who was apparently in a trance.

Half way through, I was dii waiting for the story to really get going.

I set a goal for myself to finish this this year so I can donate it and not have to lug such a heavy book penddolo with me when I move, and I accomplished my goal. They also make use of Belbo’s small personal computer, which he has nicknamed Abulafia. A police inspector, De Angelis, interviews both men. Garamond soon has the idea to begin two lines of occult books: Kindle Editionpages.

– Pendolo Di Foucault by Umberto Eco

The character of Belbo was brought up in the region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. I think I was hoping fooucault something filled with labyrinths of codes and clues, fast paced action and impossible-to-put-down suspense with perhaps an extra edge.

So Dan Brown is one of my creatures.

I also found some of it ridiculous as in a secret Templar actually wrote all of Shakespeare’s work for him. Ships from Reno, NV. Archived from the original PDF on Inspired by the mystery, the friends begin to spin a story based on the texts they’ve read, inventing the Templar Plan. Ci parts of this book, the signal-to-noise ratio is distressingly low as Eco’s talking heads sit and discuss the intricacies of Templar and Rosicrucian history for page after page after page.


While I obviously haven’t given this one ‘glowing reviews’, my other-half wants to take a stab at reading this before I make it AVL on my shelf. Your order is also backed by our In-Stock Fohcault Around page I began skimming entire passages filled with names and dates which, from my layperson’s perspective, could have been entirely random or made up. There are Latin, Arabic, Hebrew phrases, too. 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.

For the physics experiment and implement, see Foucault pendulum. This is not an easy read. I loved The Name of the Rose, which also heightened my anticipa Ran the marathon, almost broke halfway and would never repeat. Publisher’s Weekly said that it is Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Interspersed in the central narrative are conceptually foucauot but actually excruciatingly boring journal entries written in gross purple prose by one of the characters, Belbo, and I wished with all my heart that some editor out there were smart enough to force Eco to CUT THAT SHIT altogether.

In parts of this book, the signal-to-noise ratio is distressingly low as Eco’s talking heads sit and discuss the intricacies of Templar and Rosicrucian history for page after p This book is a conundrum to me.