The Illuminatus! Trilogy

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Robert Shea
Little, Brown Book Group, May 1, 2012 - Social Science - 300 pages
683 Reviews
Filled with sex and violence - in and out of time and space - the three books in this trilogy are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle the cover-ups of our time - from who really shot the Kennedys to why there's a pyramid on a one-dollar bill - and suggest a mind-blowing truth.

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Consume, analyze, and pick apart a plot. - LibraryThing
The second female character is a little more strange. - LibraryThing
The plot is unsummarizable. - LibraryThing

Review: The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid/The Golden Apple/Leviathan (Illuminatus! #1-3)

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It's entirely possible that you have to be a certain age to enjoy this trilogy. I happened to be exactly the right age--20--when I first came across it, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Conspiracy ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Robert Joseph Shea was an American novelist and former journalist best known as co-author with Robert Anton Wilson of the science fantasy trilogy Illuminatus!. It became a cult success and was later turned into a marathon-length stage show put on at the British National Theatre and elsewhere. In 1986 it won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. Shea went on to write several action novels based in exotic historical settings.

Robert Anton Wilson was an American author and polymath who became at various times a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, civil libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an episkopos, pope, and saint of Discordianism, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings, interviews, and strolls. Wilson described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". His goal being "to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything"

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