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Things have a way of kinda falling into place. This was my first foray into Willlam There were chapters that had sparks of narrative brilliance, but these were the exception rather than the rule. From what I understand The Exterminator! Sep 21, Shawn rated it really liked it. Nov 24, TK rated it really liked it Shelves: It takes always more and more to buy less and less.

These days I hate to say, it might be slightly more ‘real’, well for me at least as I sit in an office in Tokyo and write this.

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Burroughs killing his wife while trying to shoot an apple off her head. The William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but s.birroughs I read his books, I can actually hear his voice. See 1 question about Exterminator!

Mar 29, Sophia rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s like the words on the page turn into ants and scatter in all directions that you can’t retain what you just readyou’re mind is just running around like someone stepped on an ant hill. Stephen rated it it was amazing Willia, 19, A grim, literary irritant, but utterly fabulous all the same.

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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. Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence.

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Paperbackpages. Guarantee Pest Control, Inc. There are no heroes in Burroughs’ books. Burroughs has tapped into the human and the world surrounded him.

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. And yes, I think that is a valid part of how I feel about this and Burroughs’ other books; another writer’s Burroughs references actually prompted me to write about it recently, and I stand by what I say there.

So I stayed away from Burroughs for a couple decades until Tadpole and a couple others mentioned his work in a positive light. Part of this is just context, in more than one way; the first time I read Exterminator!

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”. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — It takes always more and more to wliliam less and less. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I used to have this down as a five star book.



Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services. Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence.

Be the first to discover new talent! Burroughs Viking Press books Short story collection stubs. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. There are also early signs even here during a relatively early work of Burroughs of his latter-day environmentalism and humanism, which is celebrated wiilliam novels such as Ghost of Chance and The Cat Insidetwo books, incidentally, which I read just last month and hence still fresh in my mind.

Revolution is welcomed as a whole new concept, removed from political influences wilpiam watched through the prism of a way people act in desperation. This isn’t one of Burroughs’ better-known books but it just may be my favorite of his. Short stories, seemingly unrelated but with exterinator motives, put in a different time and space.