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The Naked LunchIlliam Lee who takes on various aliases from the US to Mexico eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike InterzoneThe vignettes are drawn from Burroughs' own experiences in these places This book is beautiful in a sick grotesue wild hilarious creative mind bending outlandish drug filled dirty brave kind of way If I could use one word to describe it it would be “bizarre”; although “hilarious” and “important” could work too In Naked Lunch you are taken into the mind of William S Burroughs a twisted drug addicted man who also happens to be genius When considering its content it’s no wonder Naked Lunch was banned and railed against when it was first released; it’s also no surprise that it was as popular as it was given its creative brilliance I can’t recommend Naked Luncht to anyone; it’s as graphic as the imagination allows In fact I would say that it’s the sickest book I’ve ever read but I just happened to read Bataille’s Story of the Eye the other day too Between the two there’s really no way of telling which pushes the limits Naked Lunch describes events such as young men being hung by nooses while they cum and shit on other young men Story of the Eye contains scenes such as those involving a just plucked eyeball drenched in urine being immersed in a young women’s vagina and asshole So you see it’s tough to decide which is bizarre; which is sicker Novels like these that stretch limitations are important though because they remind us of our baser instincts Becoming aware of and familiarizing ourselves with the sicknesses that can exist in human beings can actually further our empathy and appreciation; it can increase the likelihood that we note everyday acts of generosity and therefore increase the chances that we in kind continuously act in such a wayBut I know that Naked Lunch isn’t for everybody If you can’t handle or don’t like this kind of thing that’s fine with me what you prefer and decide to read affects me very little; and it’s your right really Read a worthless mind numbing romance novel for all I care But don’t you dare try to take a book no matter how graphic or nasty out of the hands of others Sure there are gross books out there that have no deeper meaning; but even these I believe have every right to be read After all who are you in your blatant subjectivity to choose what defines worthwhile art for others? But that’s beside the point really because Naked Lunch is powerfully imaginative and creative If you can take its vile nature waste no time in adding it to your “to read” list because it can open up some perceptual doorways

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read The Naked Lunch epub ✓ Paperback ´ The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order The reader follows the narration of junkie William Lee who takes on various aliases from the US to Mexico eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike InterzoneThe viAnd his addiction to drugs heroin morphine and while in Tangier majoun a strong hashish confection as well as a German opioid brand name Eukodol of which he wrote freuentlysource wi A merry go round of grotesueries 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 AlighieriBurroughs 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 GuernicaExperience this hell on page immediately go out to the world to enjoy your heavenPS 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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The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in any order The reader follows the narration of junkie W WARNING nasty language ahead including the use of some of my favorite phrases from the novel; these include such choice nuggets as mugwump jism and to turn a massacre into a sex orgy and a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell and the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame anyway I’ll be honest mugwump jism it took me a while to get into Naked Lunch to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Three attempts to be exact a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell I don’t mind stream of conscious writing I don’t mind the Beats I don’t mind postmodernism I don’t mind graphic sexual and violent imagery I don’t mind experimental narratives the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame But a work that combines all of those things in one fetid stew in such an in your face way that could care less about creating any kind of empathy and has such a complete disinterest in establishing easily digestible form or meaning well it was off putting mugwump jism In a way it made me angry at Burroughs to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Who the fuck did he think he was grinding my face in the muck and telling me that this foul nonsense was the new Now a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell? I didn’t like how every fourth phrase seemed to be about shit or jism or asses or toothless mouths the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame I thought the extreme homoeroticism was gruesome and not very erotic and it actually made me feel rather homophobic – and this is coming from a bonafide cocksucker mugwump jismBut the third try worked like a charm to turn a massacre into a sex orgy Maybe I just needed to grow into the novel and not take its challenging ways so personally a bubbly thick stagnant sound a sound you could smell The writing became amazing to me – overindulgent obviously but also masterful profound even in its hair raising descriptive passages its deadpan dialogue its drooling emphasis on bodily functions decay death degradation the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame Its paranoia was no longer oppressive – if anything it was freeing mugwump jism Naked Lunch’s ability to convey not just the darkness but the strangeness and black humor at the heart of both addiction and the various possible and existing forms of societal control became fascinating to turn a massacre into a sex orgy The radical changes in perspective the decentralized plot and obliue narrative all the grotesue taboo fantasias suddenly felt mordantly playful and well “naked” in their need to convey a state of mind a world view a way of looking at the systems of the world all of that actually became inspirational in both the challenge of its intent and the radical nature of its result; and so the subject will come at his whistle shit on the floor if he but say Open Sesame