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In while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.
Views Read Edit View history. One of the best literal layman critics of modern society without much philosophizing. Eexterminator 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.
This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat The similarity between this and the equally delirious William Lustig film is purely alchemical. If anything, times have gotten worse. Remember that back in at the height of Cuban missile crisis, we were only moments away from possible nuclear disaster. The writing style changes almost every short story. Extermknator Preview See a Problem?
Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence. Jan 05, George Huxley rated it really liked it.
Want to Read saving…. Familiar albeit new is “The Lemon Kid” who puts the whammy on show-biz folk; “Johnny 23” that offs hostile vibes and unfortunately people via “virus replication outside the body”; Bently the kiss of death; scientologists galore; the Purple Better One “a friend to all good Darkies everywhere” ; pictures that cause visual stigmata by visual power; plus endless sodomistic adolescents, sadistic cops, doped-out freaks — skeletons of ten movies Burroughs will only give stage directions for.
I do get the feeling thou When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not d.burroughs sure it was going to be a good ‘un. I liked this book much more than Burrough’s “Naked Lunch”. Manageable, entertaining Burroughs hallucinations. He says xeterminator much with such simple terms its lik I liked this book much more than Burrough’s “Naked Lunch”.
With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Read each chapter as a piece of prose poetry. The exterminatpr on s.burroughd discipline of DE begged to be expanded on, the language is often startlingly vivid even in the shitty sections, of course and I was still stopped in my tracks by “Do you begin to see there is no face there in the tarnished mirror? And then I saw Exterminator!
However, some of them were quite good, and I like how Burroughs writes about his time in Ecterminator.
It was more like short stories honestly, some of them coherent and which I really liked, some of them a heroin filled, shape-shifting, intergalactic, junky nightmare, which I still liked in a weird and incoherent way. Sep 23, Laoirse rated it it was amazing.
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Sep 21, Shawn rated it really liked it. The only Burroughs book I read twice. He was born to a wealthy family in St. Going from the wolliam on the book and knowing nothing of the writer I was expecting a terrorist plot with some other under-stories. At the time, this was an accurate portrayal of American political paranoia and hysteria.
Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs
My first Burroughs, but given his reputation I had a good idea of what to expect, and I was proven mostly right. Revolution is welcomed as a whole new concept, removed from political influences and watched through the prism of a way people act in desperation.
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It was a very fun read, and full of surprises – a guide for efficient life habits, pornography that explodes the faces of FBI agents, police brutality at s.burroughss student protest and gay youths transforming into wolves. William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when I read his books, I can actually hear his voice.
I would not recommend this book to anyone, only to the adventurous reader with a particular bent no pun intended for the weird and the experimental. Oct 08, Brandon Montgomery rated it really liked it Shelves: Money is like junk. Amazing what organizing into chapters does.
A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Burroughs fault so much as mine, reading stuff way above my literary level. Here is William S. He was born to a wealthy family in St.
Ballard considered Burroughs to be “the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War”, while Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius”.
Some of the social isssues addressed by this book may seem dated, but if you’re in the mood for a poetic, psychotic vision of the demise of the human race, this is the book for you.
Ballard considered Burroughs to be “the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War”, exterminxtor Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius”.