Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

I finished this book this week! (I have been reading it for two months.) It is a difficult but intriguing read. One of the reasons I persevered was because I was learning so much about French and Italian history. It deals with conspiracies, anti-Semitism, The Freemasons and the Catholic Church. All the names, places, publications and dates are purported to be true. I checked several of them and found that to be so. At the centre of this novel is a fictitious character called Simonini, he meets people like Giuseppe Garibaldi, Dr. Freud and Madam Blavatsky.

This book is beautifully illustrated and, would you believe, contains many recipes.
Reviewed by Moxie 

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1 comment:

  1. I have had so many questions cluttering up my mind while reading this book, I found myself taking notes. (I was not going to have Signor Eco, catch me napping!).

    To find answers I scooped up a copy of “The Element encyclopedia of secret societies and hidden history: the ultimate A-Z of ancient mysteries, lost civilizations and forgotten wisdom" by John Michael Greer. I found this book most entertaining and it did answer my questions about the Bavarian Illuminati and the Jesuits aka The Society of Jesus. Posted by Moxie