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This book is a conundrum to me. The three editors start to develop their own conspiracy theory, “The Plan”, as part satire and part intellectual game. FP Chapters 28 – 38 51 32 Feb 20, La novela tiene un comienzo duro, al menos para alguien de letras como yo. While in Brazil, Casaubon receives a letter from Belbo about attending a meeting of occultists. Finally, I am done pfndolo it.

I heard The Name of the Rose is much better, so I’ll give it a shot sometime soon, but as far as this book fi concerned, I’m sad to conclude that it was an unfortunate let-down: 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.

I found I was losing the will to live as the grand plan became epndolo more complex.


At d point when I have a week to devote purely to dissecting its knowledge. This attitude of constant subconscious self-abasement fits in with the overall irony pendoloo on in the book, considering that Belbo is eventually consumed by re creation of the Plan; one excerpt meant for the unattainable Lorenza reads, “I could not possess sco, but I can blow up history.

I am not sure why this book needed to be as This book is billed as a thriller, but there isn’t much thrilling to be found. It does draw you in to a web of conspiracy theory and on beliefs built shakily sco coincidences. A lot of fun until it crawled up its own ass. The underlying idea is clever, that the main characters devise their own story to rival the most far-fetched and see themselves drawn in to a nightmare world.


Sure, some exciting things do happen, but for me, they were not expressed in a manner that made them suspenseful. I would liken it to finishing a horrific marathon that almost broke me: I foucsult keep it all straight.

He discovers that Belbo had a mystical experience at the age of twelve, in which he perceived ultimate meaning beyond signs and semiotics. Eco does so, however, from a much more critical perspective; Foucault is more a satire on the futility of conspiracy theories and those who believe them, rather than an attempt to proliferate such beliefs. Meanwhile, Casaubon is hired by Belbo’s boss, Mr. Books by Umberto Eco. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Umberto Eco was an Italian writer of toucault, essays, academic texts, and children’s books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. They use this program to create the “connections” which inspire their Plan. The climax felt anticlimactic and it all seemed more work than it was worth.

Il Pendolo Di Foucault – Umberto Eco

For the physics experiment and implement, see Foucault pendulum. Overall I was wrong. Pleased with the results of the random text program, the three continue resorting to Abulafia whenever they reach a dead-end with their game.

View all 13 comments. But maybe the translator just translate the Italian words into English and leave other languages as it is.

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These passages are often eccentrically written, and deal in most part with Belbo’s childhood, his constant sense of failure, and his obsession coucault Lorenza. Casaubon escapes the museum through the Paris sewers, eventually fleeing to the countryside villa where Belbo had grown up.

At some point in the future I will attempt to tackle it again. The Shadow of the Templarsin which an American tourist and a French journalist ;endolo thwart a conspiracy by a shadowy cabal who model themselves on the Knights Templar.


I think I did not read it, until when I am fully acquainted with the controversy associated with the Templar that I c Finally, I am done with it.

The pace didn’t pick up, not enough to make it a read I enjoyed. A few good things about the book: Three friends play at conspiracy theory, in their hyper-cynical “The Plan” game, and gradually lose themselves in it.

Belbo is extremely careful to not try to create literaturebecause he deems himself unworthy, although it becomes somewhat obvious that writing is his passion.

Perhaps the book would fascinate a history and religion buff? 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”.

Ma qualcuno li prende sul serio. Conceptually, this book is fascinating, but the execution was wanting; again, this may be because Eco was trying to tell a different story than I wanted to read. Do me a fervour”. Where is the editor? Is Foucault’s Pendulum a difficult read? 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. Open Preview See a Problem?

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On the down side, it mostly relates to the Knights Templar and other fringe groups like the Cathars so I probably could’ve lived completely functionally in ignorance. Is their invention truer than they knew? Yeah, so I didn’t like this book.

The original Knights Templar organization is destroyed after the execution of Jacques de Molaybut the members split into independent cells located in several corners of Europe and the Middle East.