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foucault's pendulum

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  • Can I say it again? I love this book.

    October 1, 2008

  • Uh oh. Sounds like I need to add to my 20-page reading list....

    June 20, 2008

  • I read Name of the Rose first, and loved it. I liked Foucault's Pendulum at least as much, maybe more. Baudolino was excellent. I never could get into Island of the Day Before.

    But The Mysterious flame of Queen Loana was curious: I was captivated by it as I read it, and even stayed up too late a couple nights. But it was slow going, and for some reason, after I had to set it aside very briefly, I didn't return to it. Is there a word for that? Something that's fully engrossing until one is distracted from it, at which point one doesn't return to it?

    (I also heartily recommend a book of Eco's essays called How to Travel With a Salmon. Several are truly hilarious.

    June 20, 2008

  • While I didn't love The mysterious flame of Queen Loana - I think you have to be a 70/80 year old Italian man to appreciate it.

    June 20, 2008

  • Indeed you do have to appreciate him! I'd already read The Name of the Rose and later read The Island of the Day Before, and enjoyed them both. Maybe I was just too young at the time. ;-)

    June 20, 2008

  • It's great. But you have to appreciate Umberto Eco first. May I suggest you to start with The island of the day before?

    June 20, 2008

  • Did you, Pro? I read it a long time ago, but I remember being irritated by it.

    June 19, 2008

  • I loved Umberto Eco's book with the same title.

    June 19, 2008

  • The Foucault pendulum , or Foucault's pendulum, named after the French physicist Léon Foucault, was conceived as an experiment to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth.

    Get the full monty from wikipedia here. . . . it's heavy.

    June 19, 2008