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The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan

Filled with sex and violence--in and out of time and space--the three books of The Illuminatus are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle all the coverups of our time--from who really shot the Kennedys to why there's a pyramid on a one-dollar bill.

People love to point out, and attack, this book's muddled ideology, its ever-shifting style, its countless digressions, its violent swings between adolescent fantasies and serious philosophy, etc, etc, ad infinitum. To these people, I can only say, "Duh."

on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Illuminatus-Trilogy-Pyramid-Leviat...

here's an excerpt from the audiobook:

http://youtu.be/tdLF_BU2yrs

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I read the whole trilogy about 30 years ago,

when it first came out in paperback. There wasn't much libertarian fiction around at that time, and I was hungry for anything I could find.

It mostly bored me out of my mind. On reflection, I may not have finished it; I seem to recall that about half way through the last volume I decided I wasn't particularly interested in how it would end, and I just quit reading.

Two MUCH better books from the same time period: Alongside Night, by J. Neil Schulman and The LaNague Chronicles by F. Paul Wilson.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Michael Nystrom's picture

Bump - Ha ha ha - Thanks Chris

I have the book, have never, for whatever reason, been able to get through it, though I love the idea of it. Give me the book, and about a month on the beach in Thailand with nothing else to do and I'm sure I'd thoroughly enjoy it.

Still at the top of my list of Robert Anton Wilson books is Cosmic Trigger. But I think I've mentioned that.

Here's a short little clip wherein he talks about the theory that consciousness is likely a non-local phenomenon.


http://youtu.be/bZ175cC6whk