William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)—guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists—had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer, Exterminator!, The Cat Inside, The Western Lands, and Interzone.
First of all this is a nowadays rarely seen cut-up collaboration between Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, not to be confused with the later Burroughs publication... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joakim Lejonqvist
William S. Burroughs had some brilliant works. Although some of them are a little too drug induced (Naked Lunch for example), I still found them enjoyable. Read morePublished 21 months ago by subcell
I got this book because we had to read it for a class that I was taking. I was optimistic when I started it, but several pages in, I put it down and didn't want to pick it back... Read morePublished on March 11, 2008 by L. Shopper
I found this in the library at about age 15 or 16.
Looking at it a certain way, I was lucky - some boys
my age read "The Fountainhead" or "Atlas... Read more
The story within the book, "Exterminator", caused shifts in my consciousness that have not been rivalled to this day. Read morePublished on February 10, 2006 by Hello, World!
Like many people, I first heard about William S. Burroughs by way of "Naked Lunch." I don't know what I was expecting to find in this book that wasn't in that one, but I can say... Read morePublished on July 13, 2005 by Bill Lee
...and in the case of "Exterminator!" that's not a good thing. Granted, this sloppy collection of short stories stitched together as a novel will appeal to fans of the... Read morePublished on December 13, 2001 by man_invisible
This book is a loosely-related collection of stories by the great William S. Burroughs. In typical Burroughs fashion, the stories are a bit hard to follow, but full of great... Read morePublished on May 30, 2001 by K Cole