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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The Illuminatus! Trilogy - consisting 'The Eye in the Pyramid', 'The Golden Apple' and 'Leviathan' - is a massive riff on conspiracy theories, where NOTHING is as it seems and EVERYTHING has multiple ... Read full review

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To be honest, I never managed to finish this book, but I would honestly like to. I got it 2009 and read part of it then... It just takes more brain power than I have to give with all the stuff I'm ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Kathleen's journey into quilting the Peanuts characters began when, at an early age, her mother taught her to sew. In the 1960s, Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang was becoming a part of everyone's world, and Snoopy was quickly becoming Kathleen's best friend! In 1984, Kathleen graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and later obtained a law degree from St. John's University. She has authored several articles in journals and periodicals.

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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