Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco

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Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco

Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story...

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Excellent

“Fact or fiction?”

published 05/01/2004

Profunny, informative, insightful

Consa lot of information to take in!

First published in English in 1989, Foucault's Pendulum is one of many works by this great Italian novelist, philosopher, historian and literary critic. A professor of semiotics at Bologna University, you could guess just from the man's credentials that he's incredibly intelligent, but it isn't...

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Excellent

“Eco's smoke and mirrors.”

published 15/02/2017

Prorich, deep, complex and intriguing

Consmay prove a tough read for some

In a world where Dan Brown novels are regarded by many as being semi-academic, re-examinations of histories more controversial ecclesiastical theories, thank The Lord (pun intended) for Umberto Eco. He is best known for The Name of The Rose a medieval whodunit since made into a successful film...

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Excellent

“The ever Swinging Pendulum”

published 04/10/2003

ProA vast Sprawling book, which is beautifully immers...

ConsVery Deep and subversive, takes a while to get int...

Information this is what makes up the apex of this book, take for example the little known fact that if you take the height of the pyramid of Cheops is equal to the square root of the sum of the areas of all its sides, and indeed if you obtain the precise height of the pyramidion and multiply it...

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Nothing would have ever made me read this book if a friend had not presented it to me with a knowing smile and a slight nod of his head. The title alone was startling and the quotes on the back cover troubled me even more, ‘a Shakespearean alternation of paroxysm and intimacy’ and ‘intricate’. My...

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Excellent

“An intelligent read”

published 18/04/2009

ProIntelligent, mesmerising and consistently interest...

ConsFeels like an encyclopaedia at times

With the popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, Emberto Eco's magnificent acclaimed work found a whole new market. Sadly, a lot of that market were coming off the back of Dan Brown's adolescent dribble and weren't too taken by it. I personally came to reading it after finding out Stanley...

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Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel to have some fun. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then their game starts to take over, the deaths start mounting, and they are forced into a frantic search for the truth. From the PublisherBrilliant'Brilliant...A novel that is deeper and richer that The Name of the Rose' New York Times'Brilliant, funny, encompassing everything you ever wanted to know about practically everything (including numerology, James Bond's foes, and the construction of sewers), this book is both extraordinarily learned and well plotted' Sunday Times'Endlessly diverting...Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose' TimeThree book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired to have some fun by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then their game starts to take over, the deaths start mounting, and they are forced into a frantic search for the truth.'An intellectual adventure story, as ensational, thrilling and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo' Washington Post Book World'Umberto Eco is literature's great magician...He offers us many passages of brilliance, and treats us to a Shakespearean alternation of paroxysm and intimacy, madness and wisdom. There is something here for everyone. His genius affords his readers a selection of delights that will make their heads spin' Le Monde

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Author: Umberto Eco

Title: Foucault's Pendulum

Genre: Historical Fiction

Type: Fiction

ISBN: 0099287153; 0151327653; 015603297X; 0436140969

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