A book in which Umberto Eco — one of the smartest men on the planet — destroys the very premise of conspiracy theories by guiding you through the steps of inventing the greatest one of them all by piecing completely random information together (I wouldn’t recommend touching this book before you are reasonably familiar with Kabbalah, Gnosticism, and European history, from Knights Templar and Rosicrucians to interesting fellows like Cagliostro and Count of St. Germain, or you’ll find yourself lost very fast).
In other words, Focault’s Pendulum is The Da Vinci’s Code for adults.
|Snappy, sarcastic, absolutely riveting prose||Almost impenetrable if you come unprepared|
|Interesting, likable, profound characters|
|Engrossing plot full of intellectual twists and mysteries|
|Strong and memorable story|
|Brimming in knowledge on so many subjects it will make your head explode|
|Thought-provoking on conspiracy theories|
|Thought-provoking on human nature to seek things bigger than themselves|