Foucault's pendulum

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A superb cerebral entertainment about three editors who cook up a hoax-involving the Templar Knights, Stonehenge, the Cabala, and Brazilian voodoo, among other things-that suddenly becomes all too real. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault's Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.

Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.

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subject_facet Alchemists -- Fiction, Foucault's pendulum -- Fiction, Idolatry -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Religions -- Fiction, Thought and thinking -- Fiction, Voodooism -- Fiction
title_display Foucault's pendulum
title_full Foucault's Pendulum, Foucault's pendulum / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
title_short Foucault's pendulum
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topic_facet Alchemists, Fiction, Foucault's pendulum, Idolatry, Literature, Paranormal fiction, Religions, Thought and thinking, Voodooism