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Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
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bookshelves: 2018, literary-fiction
Read 2 times. Last read April 1, 2018 to April 7, 2018.

Naked Lunch is a symphony of smut; a fever-dream of filth; a hallucination; a work of art. This is not a novel that charts an easy course. It is wild, erratic, crude to the extreme, and largely incomprehensible but for occasional moments of clarity. There is genius in these naked pages, a raw and fractured genius, the voice of the depraved and drug-addled, mainlined, unfiltered, directly into the vein. This lunch is opulent, sumptuous, but excessive, tainted, vomit-inducing. Burroughs's masterpiece is certainly an experience, though not a pleasant one.
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June 17, 2015 – Shelved
April 1, 2018 – Started Reading
April 7, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike kudos, i have never been able to get through it.

Edward Mike wrote: "kudos, i have never been able to get through it."

It's not easy going, is it.

message 3: by Ned (new)

Ned Great description of difficult book

Edward Ned wrote: "Great description of difficult book"

Thanks Ned!

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