The Eye In the Pyramid (1975)

ImageWe begin the story with an investigation into a random bombing of a pet store and the disappearance of their owners. However, what follows is a trail that reads like a greatest hits package of all conspiracy theories with heavy doses of Sex Magick. Although this sounds like a fun story to dig into, be warned that it can be difficult or a confusing read. It is written with beatnik stream of consciousness style which transitions from locations, perspectives, and narrators without warning or pause in addition to breaking the fourth wall. By the end, this style goes from seeming experimental to becoming cleverly tied up. This book is a great reflection if this era’s writing style and culture. It’s also fun to read how this series has influenced people like Dan Brown or Grant Morrison and Video games like Assassin’s Creed.