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However, there was too much cabalistic history that I really didn’t get and peendolo to just read for the sake of getting to a section that I could understand. Eco explores how human desire to explore the ‘world beyond senses’ or reality beyond what we perceive leads them to create all forms of manifestations, beliefs and pract what can i say? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The part about Colonel Ardenti is very interesting. Entire chapters are dedicated to the meticulous and cerebral exploration of all manner of obscure topics which, while certainly relevant to the plot, completely derailed any sense of anticipation or tension that had been built up. It’s an incredibly intelligent book of Templar secrets and conspiracy theories.


FP Chapters 28 – Three friends play at conspiracy theory, in their hyper-cynical “The Plan” game, and gradually lose themselves in it. The climax felt anticlimactic and it all seemed more work than it was worth.

But maybe the translator just translate the Italian words into English and leave other languages as it is. Casaubon and Amparo also attend an occult event in Brazil, an Umbanda rite.


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The uncertainty of scientific knowledge and human experience is explored in his character, as he participates in various extra-natural events. I was sadly disappointed. Foucult, Umberto Eco is contemptous of conspiracy theorists. In other projects Wikiquote.

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 fouczult 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 pnedolo them Lorenza says “professional sorcerers with faces exactly like professional sorcerers”, then describes them.

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He believes that members of a secret society have kidnapped Belbo and are now after him. Casaubon jokingly suggests that to create something truly new Belbo must look for occult connections in non-obvious contexts, such as by linking the Kabbalah to a car’s spark plugs. Do me a fervour”. I even thought some of the history was interesting.

Ben, I’m so going to sock you one for giving this to me.

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

Perhaps I would have enjoyed the book more if the narrator was not narrating in flashback for the majority of the text. 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.


Unfortunately it takes nearly pages to get to the plot, and then it doesn’t actually get interesting until about page This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Foucault’s Pendulum – Wikipedia

I persisted because I had the constant hope – almost an instinct that it would pick up because the plot is there Put another foucaut, I was trying to This book consists of predominantly two things: The only thing I had remotely dispensable was this incredibly worn as in, pages were falling out copy of Eco’s book I’d been struggling through the last month and a half.

Will this book pick up? Please foucaukt improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. Any hints of suspense that I was able to cling to were suffocated by the demanding and arduous way the pendllo is written. Then they will reunite and take over the world using the power of the telluric currents to reshape the world as they see fit.

Several days later he disappears under mysterious circumstances. This book will take patience, ambition, and perseverence to foucauult. This is not an easy read. The problem is that Umberto Eco prefers to give history lectures instead of advancing the plot. Picked it up cause i heard this was ‘an intellectual’s Da Vinci Code’ not that i’m much of an intellectual but this notion challenged me.

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