Summary ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ William S. BurroughsShows her brass ankle as a manicured toe bounces across the club terrace retrieved and laid at her feet by her Afghan houndNaked Lunch is a blueprint a How To BookAbstract concepts bare as algebra narrow down to a black turd or a pair of aging conjones Naked Lunch influenced music most famously Kurt Cobain Bob Dylan and Lou Reed Band names emerged from characters in the book including Steely Dan References to Burroughs spring p in literature and his influence is apparent in the works of Martin Amis and Will Self Norman Mailer once referred to Burroughs as possibly the only living American writer of genius Essayists speculate that Mailer may have only said that to irritate the trio of Roth Updike and Bellow Mailer was always the guy on the outside looking in So the Beat Generation ambassadors that sat down and tried to make sense out of the ramblings of the haphazardly collected writings found among this mess of a manuscript something fresh and scary The publishers they took it to saw the mess than they saw the brilliance Only after a few bits were published in a magazine called Big Table in 1959 and the writing was declared obscene and prosecuted did Maurice Girodias of Olympia Press always spoiling for a fight on censorship decided to publish Ahhhh nothing like banning books to generate sales Edith Sitwell loftily rejected this filth I do not wish to spend the rest of my life with my nose nailed to other people s lavatories I prefer Chanel No 5 Can t you just see Burroughs laughing gleefully rubbing his hands together at all the press good bad and indifferent He must have been thrilled that Sitwell even deigned to crack the cover of his book You might be still a babe in the woods who has not armchaired travelled down the stench filled alley of a Naked Lunch inspired nightmare You might be thinking at this point in the review that you might want to read this book I can assure you that you may NOT want to read this book If you are a person who intends to be a serious writer then yes you really should read this book It does open Letting Go (Letting Go, up vistas of thought if you can relax your moral compass for about 215 pages Burroughs was riding fifteen years of addiction and self indulgence These writings to me were merely an outlet to get some of the muttering ideas out of his head The process may have curbed the ragged edge of insanity I suppose some titillation can be gleaned from these writings Perversity and obscenity has appeal Pain has a following She seized a safety pin caked with blood and rust gouged a great hole in her leg which seemed to hang open like an obscene festering mouth waiting fornspeakable congress with the dropper which she now plunged out of sight into the gaping wound But her hideous galvanized need hunger of insects in dry places has broken the dropper off deep in the flesh of her ravaged thigh looking rather like a poster on soil erosion Writing about sex and desire is always of interest I was young myself once and heard the siren call of easy money and women and tight boy ass and land s sake don t get my blood Managing Policy Reform up I am subject to tell a tale make your cock standp and yip the pink pearly way of young cunt or the lovely brown mucus covered palpitating tune of the young boy ass play your cock like a recorderand when you hit the prostate pearl sharp diamonds gather in the golden lad balls inexorable as a kidney stone At times Burroughs is whimsical The nostalgia fit is on me boys and will out willy sillyboys walk down the carny midway eating pink spun sugargoose each other at the peep showjack off
in the Ferris wheelthrow sperm at the moon rising red and smoky over the foundries across the river He shares histhe Ferris wheelthrow sperm at the moon rising red and smoky over the foundries across the river He shares his dreams Cooking smells of all countries hang over the City a haze of opium hashish the resinous red smoke of yage smell of the jungle and salt water and the rotting river and dried excrement and sweat and genitals His terror The scream shot out of his flesh through empty locker rooms and barracks musty resort hotels and spectral coughing corridors of TB sanitariums the muttering hawking grey fishwater smell of flophouses and Old Men s Homes great dusty customs sheds and warehouses through broken porticoes and smeared arabesues iron Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico urinals worn paper thin by therine of a million fairies deserted weed grown privies with a musty smell of shit turning back to the soil erect wooden phallus on the grave of dying peoples plaintive as leaves in the wind across the great brown river where whole trees float with green snakes in the branches and sad eyed lemurs watch the shore out over a vast plain vulture wings husk in the dry air The way is strewn with broken condoms and empty H caps and KY tubes sueezed dry as bone meal in the summer sun Anybody want a hit of HBurroughs during a William Tell reenactment with his wife after I m sure copious amounts of alcohol and chemical assistance had been inhaled attempted to shoot a drink off her head for the entertainment of their friends He missed She died He called his lawyer The The Dark Son uotes I ve selected to share in this review are nowhere near the worse or most perverse of the writing that will be experienced in this book If anyone has been offended I am truly sorry but I do not want people reading a book that is not a good fit for them Consider theseotes to be a warning sign to decide if you want to avoid of the same only much shocking or that you are game to see what else Burroughs can fling on you can etch into your skin can smear in your hair can wiggle into your brain can hot lick your This book put me in mind of the first time I went to a strip club which happened to be in Kansas City At first I was looking around like a farm boy fresh off the back of the turnip truck jaw dropped eyeballs extended amazed at all the BOOBS just walking around everywhere After about a half hour my brain made adjustments and it became well boring isn t the right word but the shock value had worn off I was ready to go somewhere else do something else My reaction to this book was similar even though it was my second trip through it still for about the first fifty pages I was ncomfortable and second guessing my decision to reread it and horrified at the thought of trying to review it I hung in there mainly because I d survived the experience once and had a feeling that I
WOULD ADJUST AS I ADVANCED THROUGHadjust As I advanced through pages Burroughs would continue to stick needles into my morality but I was becoming immune In fact at times the book started to feel repetitive I even reached a point where I could say hey Burroughs I got it you can it hitting me with the hammer now I could have written a series of reviews espousing the reasons for giving this book one star Famous Paintings In Cross Stitch up to five stars It has had an impact on the literary and musical landscape art as well if you count his shotgun splatter paintings and not necessarily a negative one I landed on four stars because Burroughs in whatever level of hell he is residing in if you believe in. Cui si possa plausibilmente attribuire genio» Scavando nelle proprie ferite con l’acume della paranoia en’acrobati. .
This book is not easy to read if your idea of reading is that it has a linear plot characters that are either good bad or somewhere in between spirit Hands-On Functional Programming in Rust: Build modular and reactive applications with functional programming techniques in Rust 2018 uplifting narratives and dialogues and inspiring themeThis book has none of those Yet this is one of the best written books that I ve ever read Reading this was just a different experience you don t know where Burroughs would take you every time you lift the page you don t know who would appear as the characters and what they would say or do you don t know how he could write with brilliant originality and fluidity It is like being taken for a ride but you know that the ride would be simply a memorable one because you gasp as you go through each line of this book Yes it is about drugs marijuana heroin morphine sex crime pedophilia sadism and all the monstrosities that you can think of as a normal human being But think Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita 5 stars Hubert Selby Jr s Last Exit To Brooklyn 4 stars Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange 4 stars JG Ballard s Crash or even Mauis de Sade s monumental The 120 Days of Sodom Their subjects are all monstrous but the writings arenparalleled and Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition: Explore the methods and tools of ethical hacking with Kali Linux uneualed This is postmodern and thus hard tonderstand The trick is for you to just read and let the words wash over you and somewhere in the middle of your reading you will start to get the drift Crystal Reports .NET Programming until you find yourself marching with the grove and then you will find itnputdownable The plot is fragmented that makes it not really a plot but a collection of short stories or even hallucinations there is no story like your typical story It has some characters that appear in than one instance like the Agent William Lee the pirate AJ or the doctor Benjay But their characters are not developed just like in most novels You just have to take them as they are There is also some kind of political Newtons Cannon (The Age of Unreason, undertones in some of the stories that reminded me of George Orwell s 1984 4 stars but it feels like just a side dish and not the main course Being an artist belonging to the Beat generation this book also reminded me of Hunter S Thompson s Fear and Loathing in Las VegasThis book also surprised me a bit it is rare that I like a book with zero relatability to me I mean I had no experience whatsoever with any prohibited drugs and still I found this book amazing Itsed to be that I would only like books that speak to me Maybe my literary taste is maturing since I am in my fourth year of voracious reading Thank you Goodreads My second Burroughs and he is still to disappoint In fact he for me is one of the best American novelists Simply amazing work here A merry go round of grotesueries infinite pain The life of the junky means nothing and so the experience is circular a self or is itpunishment an act of extreme nihilism this is a cry from the very depths of hell and the last time I checked the most successful account of it was by a man named Dante AlighieriBurroughs out writes those terribly true duds of literary fame mainly Henry Miller Kerouac et al This is incendiary fantastic simply put a bonafide WORK OF ART In my mind On the Road is but a dull Norman Rockwell Naked Lunch an overpowering GuernicaExperience this hell on page immediately go out to the world to enjoy your heavenPS What a difference ten years makes I tried to read this right after high school failed I feel better for my innocence So basically the meaningless drivel of the very first circuit boi Seriously Maybe I would have liked it better if I weren t already sick to death of all the hallucinatory narratives this book spawned This is a structure that needed to be created only once to get the bastard over with and properly buriedDrug narratives are always only autobiographies obsessed with the author s secret obscene wishes and inevitably Neanderthal politics They are the literary euivalent of a frotteur on the subway recounting an especially long and boring dreamAs a dear friend once told me Shut the fuck p you stupid stoner The flaw of the 5 star rating system is in trying figure out whether you should award stars based on how much you liked a book or based on how good you think a book is These two criteria are often distinct from each other and Naked Lunch at least for me is a perfect example of this I think that Naked Lunch is a brilliant book an that Burroughs is one of our century s great literary geniuses So that makes it a five star book But did I enjoy reading it Sometimes very much sometimes not at all Burroughs s slang is simultaneously grotesue and sparkling He is often very funny and sometimes prone to accidental fits of beauty But he s an experimentalist at heart which for me at least makes him challenging to read This sounds really fussy school marmy because it is but I sometimes long challenging to read This sounds really fussy school marmy because it is but I sometimes long him to just se punctuation like a normal person In a way reading Burroughs is like reading the Bible God I loved making that comparison You can t really just plow through it like a regular novel because it s too winding and strange It follows only a vague timeline that it adheres to only when the mood takes it Plotwise all bets are off You kind of have to read it in spurts and fits which is probably how it was writtenThat said I ve read Naked Lunch at least four times but never read it all the way through from front to back There are certain things that you do this with in your lifefor instance it took me years before I could rent either Time Bandits or Brazil before I could manage to stay awake to watch the whole film What I finally discovered was that I d never been old enough to appreciate Brazil before Now it s one of my favorite movies And Time Bandits is just really boring So here goes I will read Naked Lunch from cover to cover and finally figure out how I feel about itThe Bible is gonna have to wait its turn The title means exactly what the words say NAKED lunch a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of the fork The book title was suggested by Jack Kerouac If not for the intervention of William S Burroughs friends Naked Lunch would have never seen the light of day Peter Orlovsky Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac decided to visit Burroughs in Tangiers and see if they could salvage any of the fragmented writing that had been dripping
from the mind of Burroughs while he was nursing addictions to heroin andthe mind of Burroughs while he was nursing addictions to heroin and male prostitutes This is not a novel and if you venture into it thinking it is going to be a novel with a linear plot line you will be disappointed from the get go This is a collection of horrors fears built A Want of Kindness upon a wicket of paranoia fantasies shared with brutal honesty and dementednhinged sex Love does not tread through the shadows of this delusional and yet dare I say brilliant work of writing Burroughs explains You can cut into Naked Lunch at any intersection pointI have written many prefaces They atrophy and amputate spontaneous like the little toe amputates in a West African disease confined to the Negro race and the passing blonde. Con esto romanzo ebbe a dire Norman Mailer William Burroughs rivelò di essere «l’unico romanziere americano vivente That stuff will not get the satisfaction of yet another negative review Bad press has been very very good to himIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at I ve just seen that there is a David Cronenburg film of this book It s the perfect pairing The only other person who could have filmed this is perhaps John Waters and he s maybe a bit friendlyIf you ve read the book and ever watched a Cronenburg film you re eyes just bugged out and jaw dropped at the idea of it right If not why not Explain The book is sparklingly brilliant awful nasty wicked and beautiful The work of a genius There are a lot of good reviews out there I m not p to it But a recommendation if you like Burroughs try Jean Genet especially Our Lady of the Flowers Burroughs and Genet felons and addicts both Genet the lyrical of the two both soared to the highest heights of twentieth century experimental fiction Glenn Russell Speak to JAPAN 1/1M3. us straight about your Lunch that s bareTwisted dirty and anything but fairYour words like needles sticking in our veinsAs you write of dopefiends coke bugs and dames William S Burroughs Rube the word wese in this world is junkYou ll hear straight without funny stuff or funkRead the damn book I have nothing to addFor embellishing perfection has never been a fadThis is a one of a kind novel Couldn t help myself with the Alexander Pope style heroic couplets since Burroughs is at the extreme opposite end of the literary spectrum from the great Alexander Pope and that s Hechizos de amor understatement This book is beautiful in a sick grotesue wild hilarious creative mind bending outlandish drug filled dirty brave kind of way If I couldse one word to describe it it would be bizarre although hilarious and important could work too In Naked Lunch you are taken into the mind of William S Burroughs a twisted drug addicted man who also happens to be genius When considering its content it s no wonder Naked Lunch was banned and railed against when it was first released it s also no surprise that it was as popular as it was given its creative brilliance I can t recommend Naked Luncht to anyone it s as graphic as the imagination allows In fact I would say that it s the sickest book I ve ever read but I just happened to read Bataille s Story of the Eye the other day too Between the two there s really no way of telling which pushes the limits Naked Lunch describes events such as young men being hung by nooses while they cum and shit on other young men Story of the Eye contains scenes such as those involving a just plucked eyeball drenched in The Parisian Prowler urine being immersed in a young women s vagina and asshole So you see it s tough to decide which is bizarre which is sicker Novels like these that stretch limitations are important though because they reminds of our baser instincts Becoming aware of and familiarizing ourselves with the sicknesses that can exist in human beings can actually further our empathy and appreciation it can increase the likelihood that we note everyday acts of generosity and therefore increase the chances that we in kind continuously act in such a wayBut I know that Naked Lunch isn t for everybody If you can t handle or don t like this kind of thing that s fine with me what you prefer and decide to read affects me very little and it s your right really Read a worthless mind numbing romance novel for all I care But don t you dare try to take a book no matter how graphic or nasty out of the hands of others Sure there are gross books out there that have no deeper meaning but even these I believe have every right to be read After all who are you in your blatant subjectivity to choose what defines worthwhile art for others But that s beside the point really because Naked Lunch is powerfully imaginative and creative If you can take its vile nature waste no time in adding it to your to read list because it can open Cross My Heart and Hope to Die up some perceptual doorways WARNING nasty language ahead including these of some of my favorite phrases from the novel these include such choice nuggets as mugwump jism and to turn a massacre into a sex orgy and a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell and the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame anyway I ll be honest mugwump jism it took me a while to get into Naked Lunch to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Three attempts to be exact a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell I don t mind stream of conscious writing I don t mind the Beats I don t mind postmodernism I don t mind graphic sexual and violent imagery I don t mind experimental narratives the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame But a work that combines all of those things in one fetid stew in such an in your face way that could care less about creating any kind of empathy and has such a complete disinterest in establishing easily digestible form or meaning well it was off putting mugwump jism In a way it made me angry at Burroughs to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Who the fuck did he
Think He Was Grindinghe was grinding face in the muck and telling me that this foul nonsense was the new Now a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell I didn t like how every fourth phrase seemed to be about shit or jism or asses or toothless mouths the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame I thought the extreme homoeroticism was gruesome and not very erotic and it actually made me feel rather homophobic and this is coming from a bonafide cocksucker mugwump jismBut the third try worked like a charm to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Maybe I just needed to grow into the novel and not take its challenging ways so personally a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell The writing became amazing to me overindulgent obviously but also masterful profound even in its hair raising descriptive passages its deadpan dialogue its drooling emphasis on bodily functions decay death degradation the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame Its paranoia was no longer oppressive if anything it was freeing mugwump jism Naked Lunch s
ability to convey not just the darkness but the strangeness and black humor at theto convey not just the darkness but the strangeness and black humor at the of both addiction and the various possible and existing forms of societal control became fascinating to turn a massacre into a sex orgy The radical changes in perspective the decentralized plot and obliue narrative all the grotesue taboo fantasias suddenly felt mordantly playful and well naked in their need to convey a state of mind a world view a way of looking at the systems of the world all of that actually became inspirational in both the challenge of its intent and the radical nature of its result and so the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame From the 20 pages I ve read so far it seems like starting a heroin habit is a bad idea. Ca inventiva stilistica in Pasto nudo Burroughs disegna sfrontato e perentorio Travels of an Ordinary Man Australia un ritratto dell’America all’acido feni.
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