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Exterminator! [William S. Burroughs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect . Exterminator [William S. Burroughs] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

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Audrey is the writer or, perhaps more appropriately, the wxterminator — and one can assume that he is ultimately the narrator who is ultimately Burroughs. However, some of them were quite good, and I like how Burroughs writes about his time in Chicago.


Jan 10, RandomAnthony rated it liked it. Where in the book can I find the quote A sort of Twilight Zone of paranoia, surveillance, violence, heroin, unreality, reality, disease, the FBI, sex, cops, heroin, America, Americans, presidential candidates, heroin, and someone named Audrey who extermijator pops up here and there.

There were chapters that had sparks of wklliam brilliance, but these were the exception rather than the rule. Stepping into the labyrinth that is William S.

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It follows a mostly-linear story, unlike his cut-up trilogy, and it showcases some of Burroughs’s best writing and most memorable characters. I do get the feeling though, like some other reviewers of Burroughs’ work have pointed out before, that he was immensely pessimistic some might argue realistic?

Remember that back in at the height of Cuban missile crisis, we were extefminator moments away from possible nuclear disaster. The approach to take is as follows: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rarely have I read stories so beautifully written, so original and thrilling Wind die.

Jul 24, Matty Lehn rated it it was ok. My first Burroughs, but given his reputation I had a good idea of what to expect, and I was proven mostly right.

Jack Kerouac called Burroughs the “greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift”, a reputation he owes to his “lifelong subversion” of the moral, political and economic systems of modern American society, articulated in often darkly humorous sardonicism. A marvelous, exasperating; or marvelously exasperating collection of profoundly uneasy ideas. Allison rated it it was amazing Apr 09, 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A collection of wild cut-ups, Exterminator! Dimeo rated it it was amazing Dec 23, 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. But either way, I’m sure it’ll p Mosaic-like novel, eh? Guarantee Pest Control, Inc.


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Jun 21, Ian Mathers rated it it was ok Shelves: Well, this has been an interesting voyage back into the world of Burroughs. Mar 29, Sophia rated it did not like it Shelves: Maus Nomdeguerre rated it it was amazing Apr 13, This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat A dose that fixes on Monday won’t fix on Friday.

This article about a collection of short stories is a stub. William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, — August 2, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer.