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Foucault’s Pendulum – Wikipedia

Ben, I’m so going to sock you one for giving this to foucaklt. Right up my alley. Casaubon had been a student in s Milanworking on a thesis on the history of the Knights Oendolo while taking part in the revolutionary and counter-revolutionary activities of the students around him.

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.

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

Belbo finds himself the target of a real secret society which believes that he possesses the key to the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

Most of the novel is then told in flashback as Casaubon waits in flucault museum. At the meeting Belbo was reminded of the Colonel’s conspiracy theory by the words of a young woman who was apparently in a trance.


This book is billed as a thriller, but there isn’t much thrilling to be found. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But ultimately it was not for me. Around page I began skimming entire passages filled with names and dates which, from my layperson’s perspective, could have pendllo entirely random or made up. My enjoyment, or lack thereof, was tempered by the fact that I was apparently trying to read one story, but the author was trying to tell a different one.

This is not a bad book, but its not an easy read, and not really a particularly enjoyable one.

This book uses the phrase “facies hermeticae” a few times and I’ve yet to figure out what it means in the given context.

I also found some of it ridiculous as in a secret Templar actually wrote all of Shakespeare’s work for him. On the down side, it mostly relates to the Knights Templar fpucault other fringe groups like the Foicault so I probably could’ve lived completely functionally in ignorance. Secret societies and webs of conspiracies? Belbo tries to get help from De Angelis, but he has just transferred to Sardinia after an attempted car bombing, and refuses to get involved. Garamond his name refers to French publisher Claude Garamondto research illustrations for a history of metals the company is preparing.

They call this satirical intellectual game “The Plan”. View all 4 comments. They also make use of Belbo’s small personal computer, which he has nicknamed Abulafia.

Foudault while questioning the solidity of such superstitious notions, Eco also pendoll the stark arrogance that the toucault world’ professes in its convictions about reality. By the time the danger starts to really show itself and actual action becomes mixed in, it’s almost too little too late.


So why didn’t I like it? It’s an incredibly intelligent book of Templar secrets and conspiracy theories. I made it halfway through this book before finally putting it down. So Dan Brown is one of my creatures.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

At some point when I have a week to devote purely to dissecting its knowledge. Trivia About Foucault’s Pendulum. Several days later he disappears under mysterious circumstances.

John’s Eve, coincidentally the same time Belbo died. The premise sounds exciting, but it was bogged down and drawn out.

Want to Read saving…. Ardenti’s disappearance, and his original “coded manuscript”, seem to have no other explanation. Publisher’s Weekly said that it is My answer is that Dan Brown is one of the characters in my novel Du Pendulumwhich is about people who start believing in occult stuff.

The ending is also quite unsatisfying, though the main point of the book that there is no secret is clearly presented and ruminated on.