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Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs
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Aug 03, 11

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So THAT's why people praise Burroughs. I read Junky, which is fine, a few years back, but I was a little underwhelmed. This one I mostly read in a tent after everyone else had gone to sleep, and now I have a much better sense of how Burroughs fits into the continuum of weird fiction that I love (and why, for example, people like Grant Morrison owe him such a debt). I can understand why Exterminator! isn't for everyone (you have to be willing to let go of little things like characters and a plot), but it was one of the best reading experiences I've had in the past few years. I look forward to rereading this one every year or so.
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