Jed appraises The Exterminator, a key work that presents Burroughs at the dawn of his most radically experimental period. In one of the earliest book-length critical studies of WSB’s work, the excellent William Burroughs: The Algebra of Need, Eric Mottram writes that Exterminator! is a. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press, First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & Signed by William S. Burroughs to Donald L. Kaufmann. William.

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Smith Before the era of fake news and anti-fascists, William S. And to give credit where it is due, Burroughs is quite right and quite justified in sounding the alarm. See 1 question about Exterminator!

Burroughs The definitive 25th-anniversay edition of Burroughs’s legendary second novel. Not as good as junky but better than Naked Lunch, thanks for another wild ride Mr.

There are also early signs even here during a relatively early work of Burroughs of his latter-day environmentalism and humanism, which is celebrated in novels such as Ghost of Chance and The Cat Insidetwo books, incidentally, which I read just last month and hence still fresh in my mind.

You can’t give zero stars here, and Exterminator! To ask other readers questions about Exterminator! But either way, I’m sure it’ll p Mosaic-like novel, eh?


Finding success with his confessional first novel, Junkie exterminatkr, Burroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Luncha controversy-fraught work that underwent a court case under the U. Burroughs and first published in Loose sentence structure, confusing plotting. If anything, times have gotten worse.


Nov 14, Emiliano Gomez rated it it was amazing. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Jun 21, Ian Mathers rated it it was ok Shelves: It was more like short stories honestly, some of them coherent and which I really liked, some of them a heroin filled, shape-shifting, intergalactic, junky nightmare, which I still liked in a weird and incoherent burtoughs.

Remember that back in at the height of Cuban missile crisis, we were only moments away from possible nuclear disaster. Full of the usual Burroughsian revolutionary vitriol. So while a couple pages can pass with what seem like disjointed recurring images of Clancy the cop, someone named Audrey, and the number 23, after wading through the mire the reader is rewarded with a surprisingly and unexpected pulling together of seemingly loose ends.

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Jul 24, Matty Lehn rated it it was ok. I would not recommend this book to anyone, only to the adventurous reader with a particular bent no pun extermiinator for the weird and the experimental. Part of this is just context, in more than one way; the first exterminatot I read Exterminator! View all 8 comments.

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The Yage Letters William S. Sep 28, Chris rated it did not like it. I don’t know what I just read. The parts I could follow and retain were at times very poetic and often graphic. After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.

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But what I liked the most about the book is the way Burroughs speaks about humanity and revolution. Firstly, it’s not written in that airtihgt vocabuLary wich is understandable only to author and a few drug addicts. Extermunator A pleasant little fable about global warfare. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Jul 16, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: Apparently an “experimental novel”, though it reads more like a collection of vaguely-connected short stories with a vague sense of progression.