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The Book of Breeething

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  8 reviews
illustrator: Robert F. Gale
paperback, 76 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by Blue Wind Press
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Arax Miltiadous
στην ραφή ανάμεσα παρατηρείς...
άνθρωπος : το ζώο που συγκρατεί τον χρόνο..
εκεί που δεν φτάνουν οι λέξεις συμπληρώνουν οι εικόνες και τα νοήματα.
και αν τίποτα δεν έχει πραγματικά ουσία τότε... απόλαυσε το με μια αααααναπνοη!
Shannon
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: perverts and weird people
Edit: HOLY JESUS. If you want to buy this book (and I'm not sure why) it's going to run you AT LEAST 130$. FUCKING WHY. Seriously. Amazon it. One copy costs over 700$. What...

Honestly, I don't know what (if anything) the author was trying to get at with this. To say it is strange and cryptic is an understatement. The pictures were mildly horrifying. The plot was nonexistent. It's uh.. nonlinear. To say the least. It's really useless to try to explain, you kind of just have to see it for
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Atakan
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too much Burroughs, too fucking weird.
CuntyLicious
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: none-fiction
Words.

a virus that inflects the mind, redesign it, reshape it, and becomes it infesting parasitic entity.
sounds Bizarre? You're Reading Burroughs. what else could you expect?
a sombre read? a light read?

Nope.

you get instead, Burroughs fascination with the powers of words, the Persian Assassins of yore, and their coded, long forgotten, methodical, if esoteric , methods of brain washing & conducting Missions using simple words that, once heard, triggers a reaction that leads the assassin to
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Mar 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literature
The illustrations push this to a new level. Burroughs explores Egyptian hieroglyphics, Hassan i Sabbah, The Curse of King Tut, etc. It all ties together: visionary, magikal (&, yes, my spelling is deliberate). It's as if Burroughs achieved a highly disciplined penetrating vision & locked it in place. Gale's images are just as great IF NOT BETTER. The 2 together are amazing.
Phillip
Jan 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so stark that it is a bit difficult to take. However, it is interesting to see one of Burroughs' alternative science ideas being explored.

The man believed in the significance of serendipity.
DeWitt Brinson
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is important. A family is only as good as the trouble it causes.
George Schmoe
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very rare, mine is autographed by the man himself. Wish they would reprint this one.
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William Seward Burroughs II, (also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th ...more