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The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea
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Jul 18, 2007

it was ok
Recommended for: someone who relishes in confusion
Read in December, 2006

Couldn't finish it. Didn't even finish the first book in the trilogy. Interesting. Ever-shifting in perspective like Ulysses , but Ulysses unlocalized. Instead of focusing on one person on one day in a very distinct place, it looks at a number of disparate people all over the world in places both real and imaginary, with no regard for chronology. Some fine writing in there, but the hyper-leaps from the JFK assassination to underwater battles over Atlantis to graphically-described sex rituals (sometimes without even a paragraph break!) are just a little too messy for my taste.
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message 1: by Tom (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tom Jendriks So you're giving the trilogy a bad review when you didn't even finish the first book? That makes sense...

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