Foucault's Pendulum - Chapters 1 - 30: Discuss

Here, you disintegrate thoughts instead of aliens.

We aren't officially at the date for our first discussion post (it's the 6th), but here's where you can talk about anything from the first 30 chapters of Foucault's Pendulum. How do we like it?

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Same posting rules apply as for Ubik. If you're still reading to Chapter 30 and worry about spoilers, you might want to steer clear; if you've read ahead, kindly refrain from posting any spoilers from later chapters. The above is a Foucault Pendulum, by the way. That's not a spoiler. You can talk about that.