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Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
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Dec 03, 07

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Read in October, 2006

It took several readings and about five years, but this become my favorite American novel, a scathingly funny and uniquely-voiced series of protean, multilayered routines on the "U.S. drag, closing around us like no other drag in the world". William Lee's fulgent, unforgiving narrative voice rides teasingly along gossamer interconnects and flowing word-pictures suggestive of Conrad, a sing-songy jazz now and again becoming a big bass drum fit for Mencken or Twain.
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