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I'm reading this book for the second time - just as enthralled as the first!
Where Eco does err, he errs on the side of too much idea and too little plot, but in the end, the balance comes out with a fantastic climax.
Author Umberto Eco is undoubtedly a very talented writer but I found his writing a little too complex for me.
Imaginative and scholarly. Bogs down a bit in the 2nd half, but still more stimulating that almost any novel I've read. I go back and read it again every ten years or so.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. I read it 15 years ago and it's just as amazing as I remembered. So many passages capture something I've always had at the edge of my awareness, but could never... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Saddler
Read it. Don't give up on it. The payoff is well worth the trudging from tench to one trench at a time. It almost begs you to put it down, taunting at your intellect. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ryan golden
Must read book...can be hard going and the language very florid...great concept from beginning to end.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Read the book between solstices, very deep layered story touching the essence of humanity and human thought
Highly recommended for the patient reader
Foucault's Pendulum was an amazing and dense read, well worth the effort! I really enjoyed the depth of the story, but I think it took some effort as a reader to get into the book... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CJB
This is Dan Brown for stuffy intellectuals, or armchair intellectuals, or perhaps pseudo-intellectuals, and/or all of the above. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dean
I have a Master's in English, darn it. I should know what this book "means." I don't, however. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeff Criswell
Just read the first 60 pages but I'm already enchanted. Eco has incorporated a great deal of materials and rich texts in the novel, and also gives a half serious, half mocking... Read morePublished 3 months ago by wiener_cat