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The Illuminatus! Trilogy

IlluminatusThe Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson


I'd heard a lot about this book years back, but it never piqued my interest enough to want to read it. Once Dan Brown became so popular, though, this collection caught my attention again, and I decided to give it a try. I liked Angels & Demons, so I figured maybe I'd like this one, too.

I struggled with this book. The points of view jumped too dramatically for me, and I couldn't determine who was narrating the story. The narrator seemed to jump from one person to the next, but at the same time, I was wondering if it was all the same person, just that that person became different people along the way. After about 100 pages, though, I'd had enough. I couldn't track what was going on, and the action and intrigue wasn't enough to keep me wanting to read it. I haven't had as hard of a time following a story since reading Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury in college.

Maybe this book is as good as I seem to have heard. I'll never know, though, unless I decide to try reading this again in the future.


May 30, 2006 Posted by | Adult Fiction, Unfinished | 4 Comments