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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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May 05, 2012

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Read from April 15 to May 05, 2012


It's always nice to find little things in used books: Appears to be a quiche recipe and a pressed leaf.

Done. And unsatisfied. Three ambiguous stars that could as easily fall towards one as they could to five. Perhaps it might have been better to have read this when it first came out, the sensational topics of conspiracies and Knights Templar having been all done to death in the past 20 years. Perhaps I should have waited until I was assured of a week of uninterrupted days at a beach house at the Outer Banks of North Carolina so as to be able to lose myself in the endless dialogue. Perhaps another Eco book will cure me of my inability to say I appreciate the author. Perhaps. Or perhaps the author really is pulling one over on everybody like the unreliable narrator of this novel.
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04/20 page 13
04/23 page 124
19.0% "I'm late to the party with Eco, why does nobody mention in their reviews how absolutely FUNNY he is? My forecast is predicting 5 stars with a 90% chance of more Eco in my near future..."
05/05 page 549
86.0% "I have to admite I've been doing a speed read on this over the past few days. I just hit a wall with the endless stream of information."
03/04 marked as: read
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booklady Thanks for the picture! I love used books!

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