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- Andrew Lossing
I'm still reading Focault's Pendulum, so we've got a bit of an Eco thing going right now!
I really liked Foucault's Pendulum. I once visited the Conservatoire in Paris where a lot of the story is set and the Camera Obscura exists! I was disproportionately thrilled.I started Umberto Ecco's Focault's Pendulum the other day. Enjoying it so far, but I was sure I would. The Name of the Rose is one of my favorite books, and I've really enjoyed reading Ecco's essays as well. His writing and thinking style really resonates with me.
Since you share my enthusiasm for fantasy, have you ready any China Mieville? His The Scar is a true classic. Most of his work shares a universe that is a triumph of the imagination.Moving right along with the Shannara epic, with Isle Witch, first book in the "The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara" trilogy, set 130 years later in the fictional Shannara timeline.
Its not bad. I think I prefer Beevors military history but this book has its moments. I think he struggles a bit with some of the Chekov family dynamics but once he's into the large sweep of history he is on firmer ground. Beevors book on the fall of Berlin is great reading. So are his D-Day and Arnhem (should be compulsory reading for any Project Manager - you can tell its going to be a train-wreck of a mission well before the parachutes open) books.
Why not?? Might as well go deep.Currently "Helgoland" by Carlo Rovelli. Quite interesting! Quantum theory, Werner Heisenberg, etc. And a magazine, a special about Quantum. Am I a phys & math freak?