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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published December 28th 1982 by Calder Publications (first published 1982)
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Jim Ivy
A bit like riding shotgun in a high voltage demolition derby with someone driving who is going balls out but doesn't really have the concept of shifting gears under control. Plus a hallucinogen.
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: literature
This begins w/ "Ah Pook is Here", is followed by "The Book of Breeething", & ends w/ "Electronic Revolution". I give it a 4 instead of a 5 b/c I like "The Book of Breeething" better by itself. "Illusion is a revolutionary weapon."
Steve Duffy
Actually a re-read - I wanted to re-familiarise myself with the Burroughs universe ahead of the imminent arrival, via Amazon, of GHOST OF CHANCE, one of the very few WSB titles I haven't yet read.
John
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea why I chose this as the first book I read by Burroughs. Why would I think an unfinished text and art project (which would have been the first literary original graphic novel) would be comprehensible.

But it's got a lot of interesting ideas with Death, Time and Control.
Rand
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked the pictures.
Overall this book is a cogent explanation as to why the US grows soooo much corn.
Intortetor
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza
tre cose in una: "è arrivato ah pook" è un racconto che sembra stare a metà tra la "trilogia nova" e quella della "notte rossa"; "il libro della respirazione" mette insieme pensieri sparsi, riflessioni (anche sul colpo di stato in cile: e non so quanti intellettuali americani vi abbiano dedicato qualcosa) e aneddoti con i disegni di malcom mcneill; "la rivoluzione elettronica" è l'ennesima riflessione sul potere del linguaggio e la sua decodificazione (che in tempi di dibattito sulla post-verità ...more
Mat
Dec 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beat
The 'Ah Pook Is Here' main section of the book I found pretty much unreadable. I mean this is some of the worst writing I have seen from WSB - no wonder he didn't want to publish it himself in this form.
The only saving grace to this volume is the Book of Breeething which has some way cool pictures in it, based on a crude simplification of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Worth checking out the Book of Breeething but save your precious time and don't bother with Ah Pook Is Here.
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