Ed Bott


Almost done reading: Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco 📚

I had this on my bookshelf for ages and was certain I had read it. But I started it again a few months ago and now realize I must have given up early on my initial attempt, probably because the opening chapters are a real challenge. This time around, after the first 50 pages or so, I began to understand the world.

Also, its overarching theme (a global conspiracy that has lasted for many centuries and may or may not be real) is truly resonant in these times. The main characters even create their own version of the conspiracy and call it The Plan, in a reference that really does prefigure QAnon. (“Trust the plan…")

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