Umberto Eco Invented Dan Brown
Posted by NT Wrong on August 29, 2008
“The author, Dan Brown, is a character from Foucault’s Pendulum! I invented him. He shares my characters’ fascinations—the world conspiracy of Rosicrucians, Masons, and Jesuits. The role of the Knights Templar. The hermetic secret. The principle that everything is connected. I suspect Dan Brown might not even exist.”
- Umberto Eco, ‘The Art of Fiction No. 197′, Paris Review 185 (Summer 2008)
I loved reading Foucault’s Pendulum. It’s a perfect novel.