One of my favorite books of all time. I first read this in high school and have re-read it several times. I also recommend it to all of my friends. It is very funny, one of the few books to ever make me laugh out loud. I really enjoyed the way it is written, though I can understand why it is difficult for some people to follow. It also introduced me to discordianism, the Fugs, and Robert Anton Wilson's rather unique views on philosophy and spirituality, which I have to admit heavily influenced my own. And while it did not introduce me to Aleister Crowley, it did peak my curiosity to the point to actually start reading his books.