Title: Foucault’s Pendulum (Goodreads)
Author: Umberto Eco
Published: Secker & Warburg 1989
Genre: Historical Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My Copy: Paperback
Literary Achievements: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die List, PEN Translation Prize (1990), Premio Bancarella (1989)
Buy: Amazon, Kindle
Foucault’s Pendulum may not be for everyone and I will try not to give away any of the story. Personally, I really enjoyed the way it was written. I went into the book knowing it was about Secret Societies and conspiracy theories, but as I kept reading the book, I started to think it was real. I had to snap myself out of this thought process. The story follows a group of publishers who started deconstructing and analysing what they knew about the Templers, eventually they were drawing connections to other secret societies like the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons & the Jesuits. I don’t know how much of the information was real, but this book was written in such a way that you may get sucked in. It defiantly isn’t a book for everyone, it is very content heavy, but well worth the read if you have any interest in the topic.
If you want to know more about this book, check out my previous post about Foucault’s Pendulum.