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« on: January 27, 2005, 11:12:35 pm »
i reallized i've read illuminatus 4 times in a row and nothing in between, i need to get off this raw trip, so what are some other books that are head-trippy in the saw way illuminatus is (excluding other raw books)?

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005, 12:05:50 am »
well, duh, Douglas Adams
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005, 12:06:56 am »
hehe already read all of the hitchhiker's books, he write anything else good?

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005, 12:17:15 am »
dirk gently's holistic detective agency  8)

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2005, 12:31:10 am »
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2005, 12:42:51 am »
Oh how could I forget PKD? My God, "Valis" is the mindfuck to end all mindfucks.

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2005, 02:08:58 am »
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Oh how could I forget PKD? My God, "Valis" is the mindfuck to end all mindfucks.
yeah it is.

too bad the author believed every word of it.
Constitution?!?!? Isn't that a D&D stat.

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2005, 03:18:21 am »
Yeah, well, it's true so who cares? :)

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005, 09:06:45 am »
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is pretty fun in a time-travelling, spell-casting, body-swapping way though not quite as out there as Dick or Wilson.
The Streeb-Greebling Cabal: We know where the fossilised remains of the infant Christ are buried.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2005, 09:10:17 am »
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Yeah, well, it's true so who cares? :)
Valis is "true"?!?!?

 look it was an alright read... in all of it's forms ( the author became obbsesed with this one considerinf he thought that the laser beam had transmitted the information into his head) but I think that that was described better in "radio free albermuth". but that may just be me.

It's not that interesting of a mind fuck... it's a great read of a genius authors decent into madness ( well valis, and the other books of it's ilk) but any mindfuck that ends with the author committing suicide over it just doesn't seem like a good mindfuck to  me.
Constitution?!?!? Isn't that a D&D stat.

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2005, 09:12:27 am »
Brezny... the cross drive oracle..

I don't know that thing the guy from the world entertainment war wrote.
Constitution?!?!? Isn't that a D&D stat.

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2005, 08:39:32 pm »
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any mindfuck that ends with the author committing suicide over it just doesn't seem like a good mindfuck to me.


#1. PKD based "Valis" on his own experiences tripping on something, I forget what. He saw the phosphenes and all the weird shit.
#2. He did not commit suicide, he had a series of strokes followed by a massive heart attack.

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2005, 08:42:40 pm »
Dr Seuss. Total mind fuck. No, seriously. When you go from drawing anti-nazi cartoons to cat in a hat? Mindfuck.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2005, 11:27:03 pm »
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i reallized i've read illuminatus 4 times in a row and nothing in between, i need to get off this raw trip, so what are some other books that are head-trippy in the saw way illuminatus is (excluding other raw books)?
Serioulsy, you need to go read something completely different.  Or go to the light, the bright yellow one, the one they call...the sun...Your brain and your mind need a fucking break.  If you must read, I agree with Dr Suess, only read it out loud, to a child.  Seriously :wink:

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2005, 11:33:22 pm »
Go towards the light.  There is no illuminati conspiracy.  Go towards the light.
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