The Billionth Monkey is the hilarious new weird fantasy novel from Richard Kaczynski.
In this blog, I will walk through the book and, post by post, explore its clues, Easter eggs, and references to popular and nerd culture. Some references are obvious, while others are what Mystery Science Theater 3000 might call "1% jokes."
SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven't read the book yet, you may want to explore the other pages in the nav bar below.
"Subverting Readers' Expectations through a Fictional Tarot Reading" posted online
I've recorded and posted my 2017 PCA/ACA talk and slideshow,
"Subverting Readers' Expectations through a Fictional Tarot Reading in The Billionth Monkey," as I'm unlikely to reprise it elsewhere. It includes a reading from Chapter 1, plus a discussion of how I use
the Tarot reading in this scene as a form of misdirection.
SPOILERS after the reading.
Apologies for occasional audio glitches around the slide transitions, due to how PowerPoint records audio.