By A Tak
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Dell, 0440539811 816 p.
Shea and Wilson combine a multitude of conspiracy theories, 60′s hippy culture with a conservative twist, and an odd writing style intended to cause the reader to incidentally deconstruct their ego by blurring the distinction between whose perspective they’re writing from. There’s a bit of required reading; if you don’t know much about Freud and Jung, and the occult, for example, you’ll miss out a lot of what is said in the book. Starts losing pace about half-way through and ends in a whimper.
RAW goes on to write obscenely boring sequals based on it. It’s hard to say whether he’s advertising for the GOP, the A.’.A.’./Crowley, Libertarians, or all of them. Definately an FNORD. You’ll definately get your money’s worth….. if you steal it.
Last updated: April 26th, 2002
Filed under: Fiction & Literature
Topics: conspiracy theory, Discordianism, Fiction & Literature, fnord, kallisti, Magick, occult, Reviews, robert anton wilson, robert shea