Foucault's Pendulum (Google eBook)
Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.
Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.
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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