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Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
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it was amazing
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A merry-go-round of grotesqueries & infinite pain. The life of the junky means nothing and so the experience is circular-- a self-(or is it?)punishment, an act of extreme nihilism--this is a cry from the very depths of hell, and the last time I checked the most successful account of it was by a man named Dante Alighieri.

Burroughs out-writes those terribly true duds of literary fame, mainly Henry Miller, Kerouac, et al. This is incendiary, fantastic, simply put, a bonafide WORK OF ART. In my mind "On the Road" is but a dull Norman Rockwell, "Naked Lunch" an overpowering "Guernica."

Experience this hell-on-page & immediately go out to the world to enjoy your heaven!

P.S. What a difference ten years makes! I tried to read this right after high school & failed. I feel better for my innocence.
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Reading Progress

June 4, 2014 – Started Reading
June 4, 2014 – Shelved
June 5, 2014 – Finished Reading
February 1, 2017 – Shelved as: favorites

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Michael Fierce (Gandalf the Red) I think you are 1 of at least 10 Fabian clones...how can any ONE person read so much!? Don't you ever eat or sleep, brutha!?!? :D


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