"Fucked up" I used because it's a broad enough term. It could be anything devastating, uniquely subversive, and etcetera.This thread has been mostly about "fucked up" books as in really edgy books, although Illuminatus! is definitely in there for the less dark meanings of fucked up. Wilson's general philosophy was pretty aggressively optimistic. I wonder if we'll ever see a resurgence of that kind of thought because the current pissy, dumb nihilism is really getting old.