The Illuminatus! Trilogy

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Dell Publishing Company, 1984 - Fiction - 805 pages
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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.

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Consume, analyze, and pick apart a plot. - LibraryThing
The second female character is a little more strange. - LibraryThing
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Review: The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid/The Golden Apple/Leviathan (Illuminatus! #1-3)

User Review  - Tiffany Weinstein - Goodreads

I actually had to take noted to keep up with what was happening in this book. It's the third time I've started it and I finally made it through. God, it was worth it. I feel like I've accomplished something major. It gave me a few ideas. Be faired warned. Read full review

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User Review  - Bradley_Kramer - LibraryThing

Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons" doesn't even compare. This trilogy is a brilliant mix of sci-fi, noire, and conspiracy theory fiction, Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Wilson is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a member of the Cognitive Science Group at the university's Beckman Institute.

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