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Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy loosest format imaginable Here is Burroughs free form improvisational corner home of perverse poetics and alien associations Enter at your own risk By the time I hit 21 my impressions of William S Burroughs included1 Al Jorgensen was a fan I remember a picture of the two together2 Heroin3 Short guy with a hat4 Burroughs killing his wife while trying to shoot an apple off her headI m not sure from where these impressions emerged Ok 1 can probably be attributed to a picture on the Wax Trax walls if my memory serves me well but the others impressions origins areost I didn t add to my Burroughs schema until my folksinger brother mentioned his name in the same breath as Ginsberg Now I fucking hate Howl or at east I did when I had to read the book in Debra Bruce s godawful poetry class at Northeastern Illinois University in oh I m going to say 1991 And the heroin guys I knew were dark and scary so I wasn t attracted to shooting up Ministry had gone all oud by then and everybody in Chicago knew Jorgensen was a prick I had nothing against short guys in suits and had no opinion on the wifeapple incident Honestly I wasn t even sure that story was trueSo I stayed away from Burroughs for a couple decades until Tadpole and a couple others mentioned his work in a positive ight And then I saw Exterminator on the shelves of a used bookstore in the Chicago suburbs And then I read Exterminator over a couple cold January days *I m glad I did Exterminator is a good bookI should ualify the ast sentence Exterminator is a *m glad I did Exterminator is a good bookI should ualify the Shallow Grave last sentence Exterminator is a book is 1 you don t mind a writer who sometimes seems to hate women angryesbians show up every few pages 2 you don t mind tons of drug and young gay sex references and 3 you don t mind reading sentences The Economics of Agricultural Development like Billy turns bright red he is fucking teeth bare bleeding this smell billow out his asshole No typos in thatast uote I checkedSo why is The Exterminator a good book Well I could see someone trying to imitate Burroughs by stringing together nonsense and curse words but Burroughs is much smarter and controlled than any imitators His prose contains startling windows of insight often in small insignificant observations about how for example a mandrill might run for president or how one handles a room s small objects can expand into a philosophy Burroughs and I m not a Burroughs scholar here so don t yell at me seems to Shallow Grave live best on theine between uiet observation and braying psychotic visions So while a couple pages can pass with what seem ike disjointed recurring ima. Fu Manchu Science fantasy wars racism corporate capitalism drug addiction and various medical and psychiatric horrors al. Ges of Clancy the cop someone named Audrey and the number 23 after wading through *the mire the reader is rewarded with a *mire the reader #is rewarded with a and unexpected pulling together of seemingly oose ends And while experimental fiction #rewarded with a and unexpected pulling together of seemingly Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) loose ends And while experimental fiction guess I would call this experimental fiction is often dull and dreary Burroughs can be flat out funny especially when he takes on the voice of a straight man trying to figure out the surrounding world Also these pieces were published in theate sixties There s something very cool about Burroughs publishing these crazyass stories in the middle of the tie dye era Take that hippiesOh this book is technically a novel according to the cover butummaybe I found The Exterminator to be of a Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide loosely connected collection of stories encompassing political commentary hallucinatory fantasies and mental illness in full bloom From what I understand The Exterminator is not one of Burroughs major works so I m curious as to what for example Naked Lunch isike I l check that out next When I first sunk my teeth into this book I was not so sure it was going to be a good un The first few vignettes short
in Exterminator are not great actually but the book gets better and better and betterI would give the first 5 10 vignettes only about 3 stars on average but then somewhere along the ine bang we are suddenly graced with the brilliance of WSB s presence and his great sardonic humour is as acerbic witty and brilliant as ever here I do get the feeling though My Lover like some other reviewers of Burroughs work have pointed out before that he was immensely pessimistic some might argue realistic about mankind to the point of becominge misanthrope redolent of MoliereThere are also early signs even here during a relatively early work of Burroughs of his Alcohol Addiction latter day environmentalism and humanism which is celebrated in novels such as Ghost of Chance and The Cat Inside two books incidentally which I read justast month and hence still fresh in my mind There are moments when Burroughs comes across as abrasively repetitive such as the nigger hating sheriff character who seems to make an appearance in almost every Burroughs novel I felt Mobilizing New York like saying ok William we get the point While I was reading Exterminator I caught myself wondering whether some Americans might not be offended by the grotesue picaresue send ups of American society which Burroughs creates in these short stories Or do they see his sardonic humour as a grave warning of impending danger And to give credit where it is due Burroughs is uite right and uite justified in sounding the alarm If anything times have gotten worse Remember that back in 1962 at the height of Cuban missile crisis we were only moments away from possible nuclear disasterOne of the funniest moments in this book is when a Burroughs character says that we need to watch the commies or else our children will all be speaking Chinese At the time this was an accurate portrayal of American political paranoia and hysteria These days I hate to say it might be slightly real well for me ateast as I sit in an office in Tokyo and write this In summary some of the short stories in here present nothing all that new that we haven t seen before from Burroughs but there are a few real diamonds to be found here Manageable entertaining Burroughs hallucinations Amazing what organizing into chapters does My first Burroughs but given his reputation I had a good idea of what to expect and I was proven mostly right Frenetic jumbled paranoid and gleefully profane Apparently an experimental novel though it reads Aspects of South African Literature like a collection of vaguely connected short stories with a vague sense of progression It was a very fun read and full of surprises a guide for efficientife habits pornography that explodes the faces of FBI agents police brutality at a student protest and gay youths transforming into wolves Also a plot about an exterminator and heroin I think I m not sure and I don t really mind It was goo. L play their parts in this mosaiclike experimental novel Here is William S Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious bes.Stories In Exterminator Are Not
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*EXTERMINATOR IS SOMETHING LIKE CRAZY WHO *is something ike crazy Who their right mind would allow this guy into their home Excellent collection of short stories showcasing some of the author s best work My favorites Wind Die You die We die and my all time favorite They Do Not Always Remember I used to have this down as a five star book I went *To Reread It And *reread it and was a ot worse than I remembered Part of this is just context in than one way the first time I read Exterminator was basically all in one go Social Media in Academia late at night in a tent while camping I read it in a noniteral fever gulping the whole thing down Re reading it now which I did over the course of a few days commuting on the subway and bus I didn t get as caught up in it as before and before Burroughs or anyone else insinuates that I m in the grip of Control now or something I should add that I was much so back then anyway both in terms of what I did for work and my own personal politicsunderstanding of the world Somehow that first time through my brain was able to just shove aside and ignore my abhorrence of all the anti Semitism misogyny rape child sexualization it s not Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream like I enjoyed the repeated phrase young boys need it special that first time through but how did I not just spit out the whole book racism and so on throughout I guess maybe on someevel I bought into the bullshit Burroughs spreads here about subversive art which honestly even if some of this was at the time it s possible to outlive your context you know but I m sure even then I was aware there s a big gap between censorship and thinking it s
fine and dandy to normalize fucking kids alsoand dandy to normalize fucking kids Also I did know about Burroughs murdering his wife Joan Vollmer I didn t know about a Orality in Igbo (African) Literature lot of the other shit he and Ginsberg got up to And yes I think that is a valid part of how I feel about this and Burroughs other books another writer s Burroughs references actually prompted me to write about it recently and I stand by what I say thereSo why two stars Well the parts that aren t horrifying for the wrong reasons here are really fucking good You can t give zero stars here and Exterminator isegitimately worthwhile than books that are just as awful but poorly written The bit on the discipline of DE begged to be expanded on the Modern English in Action (Level 12) language is often startlingly vivid even in the shitty sections of course and I was still stopped in my tracks by Do you begin to see there is no face there in the tarnished mirror Nobody s saying Burroughs had to be a saint or only write about nice things to write good books or be worth reading it s actually a pretty fuckingow bar for him to meet And he doesn t come remotely close to meeting it I m not reluctantly pretending I dislike it for external reasons it s genuinely authentically cringe inducing and awful Exterminator was a very rewarding read Stepping into the Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms labyrinth that is William S Burroughs imagination memories and mind is a truly uniue experience Rarely have I read stories so beautifully written so original and thrilling Wind die You die We die Twilight s Last Gleamings The Coming of the Purple Better One Seeing Re Iiked this book much than Burrough s Naked Lunch Firstly it s not written in that airtihgt vocabuLary wich is understandable only to author and a few drug addicts It has a pretty decent fable in a form of short stories We can see as we progress through the book that the characters are pretty much the same although with different names But what I The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions liked the most about the book is the way Burroughs speaks about humanity and revolution He says so much with such simple terms itsike his The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal language is guided by the principleess is but with many naturalistic poetic images that can t Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture leave anyone resigned Reader is ateast shocked with his apocalyptic images of a man decomposing into its animalistic nature Revolution is welcom. Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. .
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