View Full Version : The Illuminatis Trilogy by Robert Shea
02-03-2009, 01:06 PM
Has anyone read this? If so, is it good, bad, tough to read, interesting......? :)
02-03-2009, 05:23 PM
It's a tough read, but you'll never read a better book until Thomas Pynchon punches you in the mouth.
02-04-2009, 08:00 AM
A tough read? Hmmmmm. So I'm guessing it's not in the Dan Brown style then. John Case maybe? The book "The Genesis Code" is SOOOO good.
02-06-2009, 02:07 AM
It is one of the best books I have ever read! Not that tough of a read but it does jump around a bit. Robert Anton Wilson was a genius! (I guess Robert Shea should get credit too)
I would recomend anything from Robert Anton Wilson, he writes both fiction and non-fiction.
02-06-2009, 02:18 AM
Yeah, it's not tough in that you'll be stumbling over sentences. The jumping around can mess with you if you're not used to it. Like I mentioned before, if you like this, check out Pynchon. And if you've read and liked Pynchon before, you won't have any trouble following this.
02-06-2009, 07:49 AM
I've never read Thomas Pynchon, but will make note of him. Thank you for the opinions Demolition and Lord Fejj, I will try the Trilogy..... :)
02-06-2009, 12:39 PM
Wilson was a big fan of James Joyce's stream of conciousness writing.
02-06-2009, 04:20 PM
Stream of conciousness.....? Anything to do with brownies?
I'm looking forward to reading this book!
02-14-2009, 10:47 AM
The switch from third person to first person - and vice versa - within a single paragraph - repeatedly - is challenging (to say the least).... and the flying from one scene to another is dizzying, but it is an awfully hard book to put down, so far....
I've never read a book like this.
02-14-2009, 10:56 PM
I so want to read the Illuminatis Trilogy. Robert Anton Wilson is one of my favorite dead people.
02-14-2009, 10:58 PM
Oh and as an additive watch Maybe Logic (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1422743250837892881&ei=pZKXSfu_NoL8rgLklbWCCw&q=maybe+logic&hl=en) . One of the most Genius minds to ever think.
02-23-2009, 03:44 PM
This is one hell of a ride. Honestly, I'm finding it a bit hard to follow, though a few of the ideas are kind of cool, and I'd like to know more. But as a person with zero drug experience, this is a bit similar to trying to talk to someone who is drunk when you yourself are sober.
And then there are the Society rites of passage..... http://bestsmileys.com/eek/5.gif
Holy jelly in a bowl.
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