Robert Anton Wilson did a 20-book recommended books listed, posted on his official website. RAW wrote, ""Not the 'best' or even my favorites, exactly: Just the bare minimum of what everybody needs to chew and digest before they can converse intelligently about the 21st Century." That website is down for a little while for renovations, but I have a blog post from 2010 that lists the 20 books.
Chad Nelson writes, "Going to grab a few of the books on this list for Xmas. I don't think I'm ready for Joyce or Pound...the abstruseness of their writing is a hurdle I can't get over.
"Any strong recommendations? Right now, the two that seem most interesting to me are Reich and Demeo. Would love to hear other RAWIllumination readers thoughts if you're looking for a post!"
I told Chad that I've been able to read Ulysses a couple of times and plan to read it again. Does anyone else want to weigh in?