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Subject: Foucault's Pendulum
Date Posted: 5/9/2008 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Has anyone read this book and liked it?  I have been working on it for a few months and I find it horrible.  I am determined to finish it, but I would love hear good reviews, so I will be motivated to finish.

 

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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Stacey,

I loved this book, but then I think Umberto Eco is genius. He isn't an easy before bedtime type of read, though. Have you read The Name of the Rose? That might ease you into Eco's writing.

 

Sharon

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 12:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2006
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I thought the same of it as you, Stacey!  I was determined not to let that book defeat me, so I plowed my way through it with a dictionary at my side.  I did not really find it enjoyable.

 

I also do not believe that more than a handful of people who bought it because it was a best-seller actually READ THE THING!

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 3:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2008
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I will have to read this one again - if I can. I remember plowing my way through it, determined not to let it beat me. The main thing I remember is that I had to stop reading at the end because I was TERRIFIED. It must be well written because I so vividly remember being so scared about what was going on. It was late and I was home alone... those are my excuses!

 I don't have good memories of it really!