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The Pearl
05-24-2009, 05:30 PM
Please post any spoilers in a spoiler box!

So, I saw this trilogy mentioned on the wiki. What does everyone think? Are they worth the read?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BJH2JATRL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU02_.jpg

I'm thinking about buying them but wondered what fellow Lost fans thought about it. Thanks!

lostfan308
05-25-2009, 02:33 AM
Anything about the Illuminati is worth a read.

fast1
05-25-2009, 10:48 AM
is it fiction or non-fiction? cause if its non-fiction i think you can find a ton of information over the internet about ithttp://photosnag.com/img/3322/n09x0302vnsn/clear.gif

Moving Finger
05-25-2009, 09:49 PM
The first 2 books are great, the third is hard work.

The story is based on a whole bunch of your favourite conspiracy theories and is kind of fiction, but the authors are well known in the world of counter-culture aluminium hat wearing types and the conspiracy theories are what they kind of believe in.


fnord.

Duns Scotus
08-23-2009, 11:48 PM
Very unique read, especially the first book. The style is quite different from anything I've ever read. It reads like an extended shroom trip.

Essentially, it is a story that attempts to link many different conspiracy theories together, particularly those involving occult groups and practices. I didn't get the impression that the authors believed every conspiracy theory they were using however. Some of the plot threads and scenes were so absurd that it is difficult for me to believe that anyone would actually accept them as truth...the real life, modern day Captain Nemo for example.

Also, the book contains a very visceral description of a black mass which, as a Catholic, I found unsettling. Non-Catholics will not likely have that same reaction.

daft69996
08-27-2009, 04:03 PM
a must read, funny, at times absurd.
hope you have the time, its a long one.:D

MichMorgan
08-28-2009, 07:42 AM
I have to agree with daft. The book is a must read and its a long story better start it now...

DarthBubba
08-28-2009, 04:37 PM
This book has been more inspiring to my life than any "Chicken Soup" or for that matter, so-called "holy" texts. . . HAIL ERIS!!!:D

whatswhat
05-05-2010, 10:23 AM
. . HAIL ERIS!!!:D

All Hail Discordia!

Agreed. An absolute must read for any LOST fan. (or anyone else for that matter). I'm going through about my tenth re-read now, and it's influence on the story of LOST is really starting to show itself.

dr_zoidberg590
07-05-2010, 03:36 PM
I'm selling my copies of the original comic adaption of the illuminatus! trilogy if anyone is interested, they're a great read:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180526615818&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Unspeakable
08-11-2010, 09:48 AM
book drops a lot of relevence to the whole 23 thing, thats for sure.

i can pick this up anytime, flip to any paragraph, and still be amused.

great book

Immilicisrert
11-18-2012, 10:04 PM
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11-22-2012, 05:03 AM
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11-22-2012, 09:32 AM
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11-24-2012, 06:55 AM
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11-24-2012, 05:11 PM
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