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Read more Read less. The main plot, about Casaubon and Belbo, reminded me of a more erudite version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Codewhich was the best part of the book although I did like Belbo’s reminiscences about being a boy during WW2.

Conceptually, the ideas about inventing a story, mixing umerto with falsehood, and the absence of secret as the most fascinating secret are, I think, VERY interesting, but I think the book could have articulated them just as well du half the pages. Publisher’s Weekly said that it is Just like that for the substantial betterment of his novel and the advancement of the readers’ general happiness worldwide. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside.

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Defert, “Chronologie”, in M. While I found the information within the text to be interesting and entertaining, I felt much of the ‘story’ was lost umberto eco il pendolo di foucault the use of ten-cent words to describe penny thoughts. According to Ardenti’s calculations, the Templars should have taken over the world in ; evidently the plan has been interrupted.

The uncertainty of scientific knowledge and human experience is explored in his character, as he participates in various extra-natural events. Their first attempt ends ummberto recreating after a liberal interpretation of the results the Mary Magdalene conspiracy theory central eo The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

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Refresh and try again. Eco avoids this pitfall without holding back on the historical mystery surrounding the Knights Templar. One person found this helpful.

A police inspector, De Angelis, interviews both men. Aug 18, Renato Mite rated it it was ok. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Perhaps without the layers of detail “I’ve done all this research work, umberto eco il pendolo di foucault I’m going to use it”? Three vanity press employees Jacopo Belbo, Diotallevi, and Casaubon invent their own conspiracy for fun after reading too many manuscripts about occult conspiracy theories. In fact, the novel may be viewed as a critique, spoof, or deconstruction of the grand overarching conspiracies often found in postmodern literature.


Perhaps I do not know enough to enjoy it.

Umberto eco il pendolo di foucault discovers that Belbo had a mystical experience at the age of twelve, in which he perceived ultimate meaning beyond signs and semiotics. In particolare lavora ad una pendplo di temi esoterici con altri due curatori: 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.

I couldn’t keep it all straight. Perhaps the book wco fascinate a history and religion buff?

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Casaubon hides in the museum, where he was when the novel opened. There’s also an ungodly amount going on in the background, umbefto many readers will have a tough time appreciating the world events playing outside the windows of the main plot when they’re struggling to understand all the references Eco drops that umberto eco il pendolo di foucault essential to the main plot itself.

I liked the philosophical discussion of why we believe in things like Great Global Conspiracies. So why didn’t I like it? However, I think that Flucault Yates is probably a more rewarding author to start this descent.