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"Illuminatus!" (and "Gravity's Rainbow" too) 
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Post "Illuminatus!" (and "Gravity's Rainbow" too)
I am interested to know how many of this Forum's members have read the Illuminatis! trilogy and their impressions-thoughts-reviews, good, bad and/or ugly.

It certainly has some elements of "speculative fiction" but is pretty far from anything that would relate to Heinlein. I personally loved Illuminatis! and reread it seven times, until I really grokked the whole construct and how the many, many threads of it are woven into a fantastic tapestry.

Since we're on the subject, same for Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. I see parallels, how about you?

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Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:25 am
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Post Re: "Illuminatus!" (and "Gravity's Rainbow" too)
Illuminati!, I don't know.
Last thing I read of Pynchon was that attempt at a detective novel, gave it up. Only other thing was The Crying of Lot 49, two or three readings.


Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:24 pm
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Post Re: "Illuminatus!" (and "Gravity's Rainbow" too)
I'm very fond of Pynchon, although more of the early stuff. Never found my way into Ill, even though I had a copy follow me around for a decade or so....


Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:20 am
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Post Re: "Illuminatus!" (and "Gravity's Rainbow" too)
RobertJames wrote:
I'm very fond of Pynchon, although more of the early stuff. Never found my way into Ill, even though I had a copy follow me around for a decade or so....


That's why they call English a "living language."
If it had been a copy of Ovid, it would have just lain there.


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holmesiv wrote:
RobertJames wrote:
I'm very fond of Pynchon, although more of the early stuff. Never found my way into Ill, even though I had a copy follow me around for a decade or so....


That's why they call English a "living language."
If it had been a copy of Ovid, it would have just lain there.

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