Saturday, April 4, 2020
What are you reading these days?
I've been re-reading The Twin Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien's second Lord of the Rings novel. (I re-read The Fellowship of the Ring 1-2 years ago.) Aside from the fact Tolkien is great, the Lord of the Rings has a constant sense of lurking possible doom in the background, and the characters also sense that even if they come out OK things will never be the same as before. That fits the current mood.
Illuminatus! would seem to be a modernistic "reply" work to LoTR which also has a large cast of characters, a long narrative and appendices. More on Illuminatus! soon.