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Of it is fairly repetitive He likes the words jissom jism and rectum and the phrase ragged pants to the ankles Did I say there was a lot of sex escription I meant there is oceans mountains oodles gobs and forgive my French aloads Yes I m being tongue in cheek of sexual situations There is a linear prose chapter titled The Mayan Caper which gives the reader some idea of what they are actually reading about If you o ecide to take on the task of reading this novel and you become bogged Stones of Witness down frustratediscombobulated or start screaming uncontrollably please skip ahead to this chapter and soothe your ruffled reader s soul with at least something you can wrap your mind around I made notes of some cool passages that I really liked An evil old character with sugary eyes that stuck to you They were ripe for the plucking forgot way back yonder in the corn hole Lost in little scraps of My Indian Kitchen delight and burning scrolls The man opposite meidn t look like much A thin grey man in a long coat that flickered like old film in these times when practically anybody is subject to wander in from the Lots of Mommies desert with a uit claimeed and snatch a girl s snatch right out from under her assets When the boy peeled off the ry goods he gives off a slow stink like a thawing mummy Crab men peer out of abandoned uarries and shag heaps some sort of vestigial eye growing cheek bone and a look about them as if they could take root and grow on anybody Even the linear prose is sometimes as confusing as the cut up techniue sections Most people probably o not need to read this trilogy but if you are someone who enjoys looking at words used in unusual ways or if you are someone who wants to write innovative songs or progressive novels or if you are someone who thinks that you understand what edgy writing is all about you probably Fantasy Man do need to at leastip a toe into the murky waters of Soft Machine What will I The Flame Of Adventure do Well I will read the rest of the series and probably over time everything that Burroughs wrote I save his books for a time when I feel I am becoming stale or too comfortable Sometimes I just reach these crustaceous moments when I start to feel like a barnacle attached to the underside of a boat permanently moored in port Human faces tentative flicker in and out of focus We waded into the warm mud water Hair and ape flesh off in screaming strips Stood naked human bodies covered with phosphorescent green jelly Soft tentative flesh cut with ape wounds Peeling other genitals Fingers and tongues rubbing off the jelly cover Body melting pleasure sounds in the warm mud Till the sun went and a blue wind of silence touched human faces and hair When we came out of the mud we had names If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at The Soft Machine is like a travelogue concocted by a perverted andrugged space travelerI had this special Green Boy I was making it with who knew the ropes you might say and he told me we have to tune the heat wave out with music So we get all the Indians and all the Green Boys with rums and flutes and copper plates and stayed just out of the heat blast beating the rums and slowly closed in lam had rigged up a catapult to throw limestone boulders and shattered the cubicle so we move in with spears and clubs and finish them off and smashed the heat sending set that was a living radio with insect parts We turn the Green Boys loose and on our way rejoicingIt is an acid trip in which atrocities and scatology are special Divine Magnetic Lands delicacies and tidbits on offerI pushed into a Turkish Bath and surprised a faggot brandishing aeformed erection in the steam room and strangled him straightaway with a soapy towel I had to check in I was thin now barely strength in my receding flesh to finish off that tired faggot I got into my clothes shivering and gaping and walked into the terminal Frog and the Treasure drugstore Five minutes to twelve Five minutes to score I walked over to the night clerk and threw a piece of tin on himAnd William S Burroughs surely is a revolutionary but Ion t know exactly of what sort however probably sexual or maybe chemical or perhaps even linguistic During the sex act he metamorphosed himself into a green crab from the waist up retaining human legs and genitals that secreted a caustic erogenous slime while a horrible stench filled the hut I was able to endure these horrible encounters by promising myself the pleasure of killing this The Butterfly Club disgusting monster when the time came And my reputation as an idiot was by now so well established that I escaped all but the most routine control measuresIt takes all kinds to make the world so even aepiction of Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors despicable vices can be hustled at a profit If you imagine the stereotype of an avant garde experimental book that s The Soft Machine Sure it s a clever idea but actually reading it would be a painful thing My process reading the book went like this p5 the start what s going on here p6 how long is this going to continue p9 oh it s going on for the whole book p13 I can see how this style conveys aelirious fractured mind and world p20 but I m not really getting anything else out of it by reading p27 in fact it s very hard to concentrate on the book so it s probably pointless to carry on I ve seen a lot of comments about how this book of experimental fiction is unreadable which I id not find to be the case at all In fact I enjoyed reading it immensely the repetition of the cut up material gives it Ureaucracy and addiction in all its forms Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could creat.
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I know it is experimental It reminds me of those alchemists experiments when they tried to produce gold from excrements And failed Ultimately they were just Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? dabbling in shitThis book reads as if Burroughs swallowed words like rectal mucous compost heap jissom masturbate cockropped his pants And just threw them up on the page This is not even a stream of consciousness or unconsciousness for that matter When I am completely off my face haven t had any sleep for 30 hours and I m thinking things just before passing out I STILL make sense There is this piece of advice WG Sebald supposedly used to give By all means be experimental but let the reader be part of the experiment That s where Burroughs fails miserablyHere is a random uote from a random page Corpses hang pants open on the road to Monterrey clear and loud ahead naked post cards and baby shoes A man comes back to something he left in underwear peeled the boy warm in 1929 Thighs slapped the bed jumped ass up Johnny screw Cup is split wastings Thermodynamics crawls home game of empty hands bed pictures post J.M. Coetzee dead uestion carrion smell sharp open inIt goes like this for six chapters Nonsense in its purest form So when chapter seven comes and all of a sudden paragraphs seem to be organized in an almost coherent manner you get all excited even though the plot is still completely bonkers but alleluia there IS a plot Or at least in comparison to the previous six chapters which were written by someone with a serious case of anterograde amnesia who can only remember the last five words he has writtenBut then chapter seven ends and it goes right back to gibberishWhat am I supposed to get out of this book There were two sentences I liked and I used the word sentence loosely as obviously Burroughs has a very particular approach to punctuation Jungle invades the weed grown parks where armadillos infected with the earth eatingisease gambol through Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women deserted kiosks and Bolivar in catatonic limestone liberated the areaand The name is Clem Snide I am a Private Ass Hole I will take on any job any identity any body I willo anything The Club of Angels difficultangerous or Blue Skies and Gunfire downrightirty for a price And the shock factor is non existent It s 2013 you can write all you want about cocks in rectums on every page even as Burroughs laboriously Forced Feminization (The League of Dominant Women did and I won t even bat an eye Evening touched our rectumsThank you and goodbye The one book by Burroughs that separates the fans from the curious The curious usually think no I am not going there Relentless sexual assault mixed with very experimental writing makes this book Charming I love Burroughs voice I also think he s one of the great satire writers of all time A true Americanrug addict original Burroughs has the power to make almost anyone s skin crawl His works are clusters of unfocused creative genius complete with hoards of vulgarities and absurd gags Naked Lunch was a transcendent reading experience for me it was like nothing I 새로 만든 먼나라 이웃나라 12 - 미국 3 d ever read before It was something uniue and edgy totally off the walls crazy to a point of extremeifficulty but also extreme entertainment The Soft Machine is uite similar in these regards but it is also even less focused and experimental It s really just a bunch of words jammed together to form sentences that are hilarious original satirical Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, disgusting and above all absolutely bewildering in every way imaginable I assume this entire thing was written by Burroughs while he was on some heavyrugs which is pretty much the case with most of his work but this one especially There s no plot here although there are scenes and reoccurring characters but they are likely to Born Fighting disappear a time any moment In the middle of a sentence everything can change over the course of a single page excrement can turn into metal and the phrase rectal mucus may even be used several goddamn times The faint of heart might want to stay away from this one for sure as itoes get pretty Dr. Simon Forman damn nasty at times which is actually an understatement Seriously this book can get really fucking gross andisturbing as it is filled with violently sexual and sexually violent content as well as some of the most repulsive Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside descriptions of obscene to say the least acts in literary history However it s also pretty funny and is not afraid to be both enjoyable andisgusting simultaneously which is a trick few authors can pull off nearly as well as Burroughs So A Wartime Nurse dive into this insaneiscomforting oddity at your own risk but be warned it may be the most confusing and gross thing you ve ever read even if you re used to transgressive and experimental lit Breathe in Johnny Here Goes I respect rather than love it Like Gravity s Rainbow s sewer scene on his knees bare as a baby or William T Vollmann s telephone exchange between steel reefs a wire wrapped in gutta percha vibrates I herebyzzZZZZZthe critical situationa crushing blowThe sleepwalker s all eyes the realist is all ears their mating forms the telephone Later perhaps I see parts flashing cut in from David Lynch this is a formica table or Cronenberg s not naked lunch or beginning of Kubrick s 2001 apes confronted with steel Celluloid burning when we came out of the mud we had names Perhaps Trump Tweets massacred by homoeroticism I have never seen a thin person Split drinking Diet Coke 1143 AM 14 Oct 2012 Thinking man s thin man Marlowe and Philip K Dicketectives utilizing third person singular indirect recall though now using the cut up method Burroughs unsettles and alarms. In Naked Lunch William S Burroughs revealed his genius In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the ark.
With images of consumption not to mention graphic scenes of sex rugs coprophagia sacrifice self abuse Pan God of Panic piping blue notes through empty streets as the berserk time machine twisted a tornado of years and centuries wind through Sword of Honour Second To None dusty offices and archives Late night Trump tweets interrupted because The US cannot allow EBOLA infected people back People that go to far away places to help out are great but must suffer the conseuences 622 PM 1 Aug 2014 The time to be Messianic is now Word Hordes of the World Unite I feel like I just jumped off a modern Joyce nightmare Not even my warm bathiet Coke Hi Chew blood sugar highs and restless foot cramps can keep me from the izzying nature of Wind turbines are ripping Scotland apart and killing tourismElectric bills in Scotland are skyrocketing stop the madness High on ammonia issuing insane orders Grammy award goes to Adele Song of the Year HELLO Reading paperback 3rd edition on back in bath Record of the Year HELLO Listening to audiobook of revised edition Best Pop Solo Performance HELLO HELLO HELLO The inconsistency between editions seems right Lost seems right Unsettled seems right Unfinished loop seems to capture the Burroughs sense of a living text I m adrift Wet certainly Drowning Cut the word lines Cut the music lines Smash the control images Smash the control machine Burn the books Kill the priests Kill Kill Kill Amazing how the haters losers keep tweeting the name Fkface Von Clownstick like they are so original like no one else is oing it 935 AM 3 May 2013 Welcome Mr President President Trump welcome to the future nothing here now but circling word Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 dustead postcard falling through space between world this road in this sharp spell of carrion Imagine that the cable box has only 20 channels Imagine that these channels are playing a variety of sex films a ocumentary on parasitic and poisonous insects of the a sci fi police rama strangely analogous to Dr Who no Daleks sorry and a film about junkies Now imagine what all this would look like when the TV was set to jump randomly among channels every few seconds This is the best Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society description I can give to the text of The Soft Machine however this belies the strange almost coherence containedespite the channel change static bursts I found myself imagining at every punctuation mark A time traveling agent attempting to foil religious mind control regulate Um Fogo Eterno drug usage among those without properocumentation The strange religious sacrifices capital punishment he could fall prey to flicker in and out of the picture The unnerving presence of the Doctor Benway flickers in and out much less noticably than in Naked Lunch but there all the same The fever Lawn Boy Returns dreams of the junk sick flicker against sexual gratification boys undressing the smell of rancid tide flatrectal mucousWhat it means if anything Ion t know nor Yolandas Genius do I really care Searching for a blatant narrative in this book is a convoluted search indeed but if you re reading this then you probably expect a challenge anyway I liked it just the same Pureissonance attrition and aggression over the Mayan battleships that The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty distillate phosphorescent obsidians into rains of junk It ends with aose of apomorphine though In order to accomplish the purpose I prostituted myself to one of the priests Most The Light Beyond the Forest distasteful thing I ever stood still for During the sex act he metamorphosed himself into a green crab from the waist up retaining human legs and genitals that secreted a caustic erogenous slime while a horrible stench filled the hut I was able to endure these horrible encounters by promising myself the pleasure of killing thisisgusting monster when the time came And my reputation as an idiot was by now so well established that I escaped all but the most routine control measures So the paragraph above that I shared with you is strange but easily understood Now check out this paragraph Larval people whispering flesh Eyes ejaculated spine mud Black gum in member Old junky coughing limestone in the obsidian morning the sale mirror to red sky Manipulated spasms puppets vestigial meat Pulsing pink shell Red pagodas and crystal accounts Wet The First Mistake dream eyes hanging in lust ofead flesh patios Boy chrysalis in streets of postcard Eating birds patrol black lichen Catatonic sports sear lungs of Jewelry Making For Beginners dream clay Lust of mud bubble coal gas the insect street Flesh ejaculation Penis in the broken mirror rocks of Marwan Serving the crystalawn photo of sex On the Brass and Copper Street This book was originally composed using the cut up techniue inspired by the artist Brion Gysin Let me efine cut up for you Cut up is performed by taking a finished and fully linear text and cutting it in pieces with a few or single words on each piece The resulting pieces are then rearranged into a new text So William S Burroughs wrote a traditional novel and then cut those sentences up into pieces and rearranged them randomly Maybe less of a creative process than just a random throw of the ice Burroughs was not happy with the 1961 edition and in several editions after the original he continued to make radical changes It is the type of novel that possibly because of the randomness of The Penguin Book of English Verse design can never be finished He added standard prose to each new edition to make the book readable There is this moment when he writes But then who am I to be critical I chuckled because it was as if he were talking to the reader There is a lot of homosexual sexescribed but a lot. Recesses of his imagination a region where nothing is sacred nothing taboo Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred hype poverty war
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 century