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The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
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Oct 15, 2010

it was amazing

memory may be triggered by the smallest of stimuli. beauty, perhaps, hides in the recollections tethered to a catalyzing object.

is beauty the sum of impulses and memories which a thing evokes? when an active imagination finds itself materially constricted, is the result tragedy or triumph?

eco fascinates with a tale of a man who journeys while standing still, who may or may not free himself from circumstances that may represent opportunity or death.

island of the day before explores the interplay of the inner and outer world, and the story invites the reader's judgment of which facets of being matter more.

when the mind floats around the bend, where does it end up?
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Mike Warnemuende I was about to try Foucault's Pendulum when I saw that you had just read "The Island...". Have you read Foucault's? I think I remember you reading "Name of the Rose" a while ago. Are either worth my time?


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