Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New review of 2023

In a pretty good-sized review of 2023: A Trilogy at the LA Review of Books, Ron Hogan begins with a good discussion of Robert Anton Wilson before moving on the subject at hand, the new work by KLF folks Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty.

I was hoping for a bottom line on whether I should actually read the book. The closest thing to that I could find in the review was "Indeed, 2023 is not, as a novel, terribly welcoming to readers who aren’t already familiar with the JAMs, and from a classical literary perspective it’s actually something of a mess — but that’s the point."

Thanks to Chris Mayer for writing to me to point out the review.

1 comment:

Rasa said...

I got 2023 a few weeks ago, and every so often in my insane schedule I read a few pages. I'm enjoying it, but largely because I get the references. It may be a challenge to someone who doesn't. After starting it, a friend gave me a copy of "The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life" by Brant Cortright. I was hoping the upgrade would help me have more time for reading 2023, and other benefits. I'm thinking 2023 and Neurogenesis is a good combination.