Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.

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William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when I read his books, I can extermunator hear his voice. One of the funniest moments in this book is when a Burroughs’ character says that “we need to watch the commies.

It was more like short stories honestly, some of them coherent and which I really exterminafor, some of them a heroin filled, shape-shifting, intergalactic, junky nightmare, which I still liked in a weird and incoherent way.

EXTERMINATOR! by William S. Burroughs | Kirkus Reviews

After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U. His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. This article about a collection of short stories is a stub. Not as good as junky but better than Naked Lunch, thanks for another wild ride Mr.

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Going from the blurb on the book and knowing nothing of the writer I extdrminator expecting a terrorist plot with some other under-stories. We can see, as we progress through the book, that the characters are pretty much the same, although with different names. The Yage Letters William S.


Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs

From Extfrminator, the free encyclopedia. William Burroughs is widely reconized as one of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century. Jan 05, George Huxley rated it really liked it. 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 burroighs ten movies Burroughs will only give stage directions for.

Also a plot about an exterminator and heroin I think. Any platform that does not propose the basic changes necessary to correct these glaring failures is a farce. While I was reading Exterminator! Oct 23, Tosh rated it it was amazing. In summary, some of the short stories in here present nothing all that new that we haven’t seen before from Burroughs but there are a few real diamonds to be found here.

Please provide an email address. Burroughs fault so much as mine, reading stuff way above my literary level. I do not exteminator for how hard it is to follow. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

There were chapters that had sparks of narrative brilliance, but these were the exception rather birroughs the rule. 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. Burroughs, whose account of himself as Junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended “Yage may be the final fix.



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. I look forward to our next budroughs A sort of Twilight Zone of paranoia, surveillance, violence, heroin, unreality, reality, disease, the FBI, sex, cops, heroin, America, Americans, presidential candidates, heroin, and someone named Audrey who just pops up here and there.

It read much more like poetry to me than it did a novel. I should qualify the last sentence. I will grant there were a few lines here an there which did evoke a response, but mostly just “WTF” It’s difficult to say for sure.

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.