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Foucault's Pendulum


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

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Overall customer rating: 4.334
Louis David T

It's not "the name of the rose"

by Louis David T on Jan 19, 2012

First, I loved "The Name of the Rose" and read it 3 times discovering new facets each time. Foucault's Pendulum isn't in the same league unfortunately. My wife read it in the original Italian and loved it, I should note. However, I find the writing style to be basic in spite of the plethora of Latin ... More


Read this book and tell me what it means.

by dekesolomon on Oct 13, 2009

Brilliantly conceived. Meticulously plotted. Beautifully written. Superb characterization. Stunning complexity and depth of scholarship showcased throughout. With this book, Umberto Eco has given us one for the ages. At graduate school, an attractive female student handed me a paperback copy of ... More


My Favorite Book, Hands Down

by Ange1oBear on Apr 10, 2007

As you might have guessed from the title, I'm kind of partial to this book. People often ask why this book is my favorite, and my explanations are always woefully inadequate. But here is my best attempt: Considering the length and density of this book, a concise summary is just short of impossible ... More

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