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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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Sep 07, 2012

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Read from September 07 to October 03, 2012

I would've liked this better if I didn't feel that Eco had planned it all out. I daresay the professor of semiotics shows himself too much, and I'm not such a fan of that figure. I'm in the business, after all, and though I am friends with some of my colleagues, I would prefer good, sincere criticism to a convoluted book of fiction-criticism.

The thing is, when Eco forgets himself, he is a superb writer. There are parts when the book flies. He can really write prose. I just don't like it when you try to tell me something about semiotics which I already know... it's boring, it's boring. I can't give away what it is or it'd be a spoiler -- but what a waste of knowledge!

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09/08/2012 page 58
09/08/2012 page 58
9.0% "sprained leg, too annoyed to read much :'("
09/15/2012 page 136
21.0% "moping."
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