Two new hoax-themed novels —
Two new novels involve hoaxes as their central theme. So they might be of interest to hoaxologists.
The first novel is The Prague Cemetery
, by Umberto Eco. From the Irish Independent's review
Eco illuminates an age like no other writer -- the era in this case being fin de siecle Paris, its filthy streets bristling with communists, conspirators and con men, Jesuits and Freemasons, and, most of all, Jews. The novel was heavily criticised in its native Italy for having an anti-semitic…