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You can’t give zero stars here, and Exterminator! Burroughs s.burroubhs captured the cruel reality of people real motives and multiplied that with images of potentized horror that will make you nauseus but also aware of his thoughts. I’m not sure if it isn’t as good or if I’ve just read too much Burroughs too often lately. Sep 23, Logan Doyle rated it it was ok.
If anything, times have gotten worse. Early editions label the book a novel.
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One of the funniest moments in this book is when a Burroughs’ character says that “we need to watch the commies. There are no heroes in Burroughs’ books. The closest to a short story collection by the cranky and hysterical William S. Return to Book Page. Frenetic, jumbled, paranoid and exterminafor profane. Published by Penguin first published A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be “one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, — August 2, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer.
Well, the parts that aren’t horrifying for the wrong reasons here are really fucking good! Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. Nov 14, Emiliano Gomez rated it it was amazing. This was my first foray into Burroughs What fascinates me most is the way the author makes this experimental novel autobiographical.
Short stories, seemingly unrelated but with same motives, put in a different time and space.
I can only give it 2. Sep 23, Laoirse rated it it was amazing.
Finding success with his confessional first novel, JunkieBurroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Luncha controversy-fraught work that underwent a court case under the U.
After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.
Stephen rated it it was amazing Jun 19, To ask other readers questions about Exterminator! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
S.buurroughs, it’s not written in that airtihgt vocabuLary wich is understandable only to author and a few drug addicts. He says so much with such simple terms its like his language is guided by the principle less is more, but with many naturalistic poetic images that can’t leave anyone resigned.
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Well, anyway, I think the point is to amplify and confront us with all of our society’s ugly flaws, and it does that rather well, with some ugly humor just to make sure things weren’t ugly enough. Mike rated it it was amazing Aug w.burroughs, This novel is more real than just about any piece of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction. Burroughs really captured the cruel reality of people real motives and multiplied that with images of potentized horror that will make you nauseus but also aware of his thoughts.
Read each chapter as a piece of prose poetry. It takes always more and more to buy less and less. I look forward to our next encounter?
Books by William S. While I was reading Exterminator!