Author Richard Kaczynski reads from Chapter 1 on his novel, “The Billionth Monkey,” and discusses how he used the Tarot reading in this scene as a form of misdirection. Includes the slideshow that accompanied his presentation. CONTAINS SPOILERS. “Subverting Reader Expectations through a Fictional Tarot Reading in ‘The Billionth Monkey'” was delivered to the 2017 annual meetings of the Popular Culture Association in San Diego, CA, on April 14. Apologies for the occasional audio glitches that Powerpoint introduced around a few of the slide transitions.