"As brilliant and quirky as THE NAME OF THE ROSE, as mischievous and wide-raning....A virtuoso performance."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Three clever book editors, inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years befoe, decide to have a little fun. Randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entires, they think they are creating a long lazy game--until the game starts taking over....
Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco--or indeed anyone--has ever devised.
"From the Paperback edition.
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Review: Foucault's PendulumUser Review - Jason - Goodreads
Between his home and his summer home, Umberto Eco has some 50,000 books to his name. I believe that he has read every one of them, some probably twice. Which is to say that this is an erudite novel. A ... Read full review
Review: Foucault's PendulumUser Review - David Lentz - Goodreads
I respect Eco as a writer and was drawn to Foucault's Pendulum on the strength of another Eco novel, his Loana. Eco can really write and there really is a scholarly mind at work here in this layered ... Read full review