Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Reading List Bleg

Quick blog question (bleg) for any readers.

I am about to finish the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy "Trilogy" (actually five books) and was thinking of what leisure reading to do next.

I was wondering if anyone has read A Canticle for Liebowitz and whether that was enjoyable, especially from a Catholic perspective. Honestly, I don't want to know anything about the book, just whether it is worth reading or not. I prefer getting into a book with no preconcieved ideas or expectations. (I think that is why I enjoyed Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy so much.)

I am also mildly curious about The Illuminatus! Trilogy. I would love a book that makes fun of conspiracy theories, but I can't really tell what the angle is of this work.



Huw Raphael said...

I *loved* the Illuminatus set... but it can be *way* Risque at times and decidedly not supportive of (any) organised religion at all. So, it's enjoyable, but R.A.W. has a lot philosophy to download on his readers: it's not just making fun of conspiracy.

Histor the Wise said...

A Canticle for Leibowitz is definitely worth reading. It is, in fact, written from a Catholic perspective.


Roman Sacristan said...

Illuminatus sounds interesting, but from the reviews I have read, it sounds like there are some extremely raunchy scenes in large quantity.
So, I'll go with A Canticle for Liebowitz.

Huw Raphael said...

By coincidence, if such a thing is possible, Robert Anton Wilson reposed early this morning.

Roman Sacristan said...

Shhh, it's a conspiracy.
However, even though I don't know him, R.I.P.