Do you believe in magic?
John Higgs overlays a standard chronological approach to the history of The KLF (ostensibly a wonderful, and very successful, pop duo active in the late 1980s and early 1990s who adopted the philosophy contained in "The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid/The Golden Apple/Leviathan") with all manner of interesting and provocative historical, cultural and philosophical ideas, movements and people that includes Dadaism, the Situationists, the Discordians, Doctor Who, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, multiple-model agnosticism, and much, much more. If that sample list excites you then you are strongly advised to read this book as soon as possible. If not, move along, nothing to see here.
It's a superb, stimulating and entertaining read that I will be returning to again before much longer.