Clearly one of the most important books of the 20th century.
I was looking for something that had a bit more meaning taken as a whole and The Soft Machine just isn't that kind of book.
Burroughs'frequent references to orgasm via hanging, and orgasm in general, would be boring even if this was a good book.
Great writing! Great imagination! Up there with Orwell and Mailer and Thompson. Can't say I've read anything like any of those for the last 40 years. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Green
It rocked up on time and in excellent condition. I haven't started reading it yet, gotta finish some others first.Published 12 months ago by phil heinemann
boring, low class literature, do not mean the subject, tis the kerouac mind, or lack of sense. wish to junk it, do not dare give it away, too shy.Published 14 months ago by barhayim
Stylistic innovation notwithstanding, this book is a mess. A gooey, pulpy, dirty, fiendish novel. Readers should be warned that small boys are defiled on nearly every page in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kevin F. Tasker
Burroughs is an acquired appetite. People first encountering his writing usually don't like it or don't know what the hell is going on. Read morePublished 16 months ago by theresa haffner
Heroin may have inspired some great works of art, but this collection of disjointed, rambling phrases is not one of them. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by ifutureman
very good when it is... drags a bit when its not... still you can find something good in it everywhere... skip to Mayan Caper chapter for a more linear story line...Published on November 30, 2009 by C. Mah
Gibberish is more like it. I have long been an admirer of the Beats, for artistic as well as cultural reasons. Read morePublished on March 3, 2008 by William Donnelly
This is possibly my favorite, I remember a lot about it. Just as if not more so on the lines of Wild Boys, except those boys are replaced renegade military types who go haywire and... Read morePublished on January 4, 2002 by S. R Robertson