I'm 40% of the way through this book and find it to be the best account of Aleister Crowley's life that I've encountered. It isn't obtuse or pretentious or sanctimonious or just plain annoying like a lot of the material written by and about Aleister Crowley. It simply details the man's life without buying into a lot of the sensationalism that surrounded him.
I'm reading this book. It's insane. I'm enjoying it quite a lot.
At my sister's suggestion, I went and bought "The Hunger Games" last night and read it most of the night and this morning. Just finished it an hour ago. It's a futurist vision of "Lord of the Flies Reality TV." Very intense. Corny at times, but in a very compelling way.