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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. Put another way, I was trying to This book consists of predominantly two things: Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children’s books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century.

Refusing to satisfy them or reveal that the Plan was a nonsensical concoction, his refusal incites a riot during which Lorenza is stabbed and Belbo is hanged by wire connected to Foucault’s Pendulum. According to Ardenti’s theory, after the French monarchy and the Catholic Church disbanded the Templars on the grounds of id, some knights escaped and established cells throughout the world. The interludes from his childhood serve as stark contrast to the mythical world of cults and conspiracies.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

Boh, non sono neanche sicura di averlo capito. Their first attempt ends up recreating after a liberal interpretation of the results the Mary Magdalene conspiracy theory central to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. Um pendolk momento talvez? J Yes, it’s difficult unless you are a human encyclopedia like the writer. It just isn’t one I would describe as an enjoyable read. While I obviously haven’t given exo one ‘glowing reviews’, my other-half wants to take a stab at reading this before I make it AVL on my shelf.

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She encourages Casaubon to abandon the game as she fears it is having a negative effect on him, and that their Plan is “a bad joke” that too many people will believe in. Quaderni di studi semiotici The Name of the Rose film. Their list includes historic organizations such as the TemplarsRosicruciansPaulicians and Synarchistsbut they also invent a fictional secret society called the Tres Templi Resurgentes Equites SynarchiciLatin for “the Risen again Synarchic Knights of the Temple”.


This, along with sheer stubbourness that I would not let the hours and hours I’d sunk into this book be pendplo, kept me going – there were questions I wanted answered. I really wanted to like this book, but it really needed an editor with a thick red pen.

Si svolge tra il e il lungo il percorso del piano dei Templari e dei Rosa-Croce per la conquista del mondo. Upon reading the list, he claims not to have heard of the Tres before. At times, I found the prose lyrical and engaging, but more often than pencolo, I thought the passages tedious and overly-complicated, written to appeal to the intelligensia rather than the general public.

His pe Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children’s books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. I liked the philosophical discussion of why we believe in things like Great Global Conspiracies. The character of Belbo was brought up in the region of Piedmont in Northern Italy.

The entire book is narrated in first person by Casaubon, with brief interludes from the files on Abulafia. Penvolo — Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco. I thought to because there are lots of French phrases. Is Foucault’s Pendulum a difficult read? Casaubon is a scholar. The three editors start to develop their own conspiracy theory, “The Plan”, as part satire and part intellectual game.

Garamond soon has the idea to pendooo two lines of occult books: The three become increasingly obsessed with The Plan and sometimes forget that it is just a game.

But alas, it simply wasn’t. Return to Book Page. Foucaylt much of it is very dry, and considering the “history” given is from conspiracy buffs, innaccurate.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My answer is that Dan Brown is one of the characters in my novel Foucault’s Pendulumwhich is about people who start believing in occult stuff. But as a story the novel fails. The ending is also quite unsatisfying, though the main point of the book that there is no secret is clearly do and ruminated on.

I didn’t find the novel’s central themes that insightful or interesting. I also found some of it ridiculous as in a secret Templar actually wrote all of Shakespeare’s work for him. dk

Leaving Italy the other day, I found myself at the airport scrambling at the last moment to reduce the weight of my luggage. The novel ends with Casaubon meditating on the events of the book, apparently resigned to the possibly delusional idea that the Tres will capture him soon. The mystical experience involved playing the trumpet and, inEco told an interviewer that he plays the trumpet every day to recapture the feelings of his lost childhood. Pleased with the results of the random text program, the three continue resorting to Abulafia whenever they reach a dead-end with their game.

Angry that Belbo knows more about The Plan than they do, they try to force him to reveal the secrets he knows, even going foucauot far as to try to coerce him using Lorenza. He believes that members of a secret society have kidnapped Belbo and are now after him.

A lot of fun until it crawled up its own ass. Three friends play at conspiracy theory, in their hyper-cynical “The Plan” game, and gradually lose themselves in it. And I thought the endings for both Belbo peendolo the narrator were a big let down. Views Read Edit View history.