Thursday, July 31, 2008

Eco Interview

From The Paris Review, Issue 185, Summer 2008.

INTERVIEWER

Have you read The Da Vinci Code?

ECO

Yes, I am guilty of that too.

INTERVIEWER

That novel seems like a bizarre little offshoot of Foucault’s Pendulum.

ECO

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.

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4 comments:

Doc Martian said...

hee hee hee. pinball.

Cheers!
Doc

Dark Orpheus said...

Doc Eco is funny. :)

jpderosnay said...

haha!

i didn't know he was that sharp! :D

its good to know he read "da vinci code" too...

Dark Orpheus said...

JP I'm actually a little outraged. Even Eco reads Dan Brown? Duh.