The Illuminatus! Trilogy

The Illuminatus! Trilogy

The Eye in the Pyramid ; The Golden Apple ; And, Leviathan

Book - 1988
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The office of a minor left-wing political magazine has been blown up. People are missing. The rest of the world is on the brink of nuclear annihilation. Are the events connected? Are the events what they seem? So begins the wild ride that is The Illuminatus Trilogy. Comprised of three stories: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, and Leviathan, the book unfolds with the history of time as its backdrop and the figures of history among its characters. The institutions we have come to depend on, from the government and the military to the churches and even the terrorist factions, are not what they seem, and neither are the events of history. There is a greater power at work, one which has continued to shape the landscape of time and society--one which is called the Illuminati. One Joe Malik has uncovered them and has begun to see the true nature of things. Or has he? "The ultimate conspiracy book ... hilariously raunchy ... the biggest sci-fi cult novel to come along since Dune."--The Village Voice. 805 pp.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Dell Pub. Co.,, [1988]
Description: 805 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780440539810
Branch Call Number: Shea
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Robert Anton, 1932-2007


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Nov 05, 2017

Possibly the highlight of absurdist anarchist conspiracy fiction, the book reads as prophecy after 2016. If you have a low tolerance for nonsense, I can't recommend the book. But, if you want to take a bite of the golden apple, dive in.

Jul 31, 2015

I wanted to like this. I like Robert Anton Wilson's other stuff, but no. This is written like a deliberate drug trip, and after a while the trick becomes tiresome and I just stopped wanting to read it, stopped enjoying it, stopped being willing to waste my time on it.

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