Foucault's Pendulum - review

Started by Ron, December 03, 2004, 15:35:28 pm

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Ron

Well, it's passed our due date here, so roll in the reviews!
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Ashley

QuoteWell, it's passed our due date here, so roll in the reviews!

Lol I was hoping you were about to review it seeing as you've finished.

I'm doing White Apples, and still have some way to go.


Ron

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Ron

Umberco Eco is famous for his thorough research while preparing for his books. Foucault's Pendulum is no exception.
Personally, I don't mind a 'tougher' book, but I must admit that his love for details and facts really kills the book at various places.

The story in itself is quite an enjoyable read. Eco writes very fluent and in a pleasurable way, but when he is going into too much facts and details, the going gets really tough. Fortunately, he doesn't want to show off too much about his eloquence and well read background, unlike for instance Harry Mulisch.

The book has an absolutely ridiculous ending, which really almost ruins it for me.

All in all, not a bad read, but only marginally above average, due to the detailed parts and the ridiculous ending.
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Ahoy, Ahoy, Ahoy, Ahoy, Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, Ahoy, Ahoy, Ahoy.

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