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In my defence, I studied science and not a literature and I am sure that others find this book to be a work of literary genius, but I am not that person. This was my first foray into Burroughs Well, I could see someone trying to imitate Burroughs by stringing together nonsense and curse words but Burroughs is much smarter and more controlled than any imitators. But either way, I’m sure it’ll p Mosaic-like novel, eh?

EXTERMINATOR! by William S. Burroughs | Kirkus Reviews

Puposeful ignorance of all punctuation. Open Preview See a Problem? Oh, this book is technically a novel, according exterminaror the cover, but…um…maybe. Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services. The lies are obvious. Familiar albeit new is willliam Lemon Kid” who puts the whammy on show-biz folk; “Johnny 23” that offs hostile vibes and unfortunately people via “virus replication outside the body”; Bently the kiss of death; scientologists galore; the Purple Better One “a friend to all good Darkies everywhere” ; pictures that cause visual stigmata by visual power; plus endless sodomistic adolescents, sadistic cops, doped-out freaks — skeletons of ten movies Burroughs will only give stage directions for.


The William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when I read his books, I can actually hear his voice. But what I liked the most about the book is the way Burroughs speaks about humanity and revolution.

Read each chapter as a piece of prose poetry.


Reader is at least shocked with his apocalyptic images of a man decomposing into its animalistic nature. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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 etxerminator just pops up here and there.

Refresh and try again. Short stories, seemingly unrelated but with same motives, put in a different time and space.

Oct 23, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Alan Tofighi rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Burroughs himself, though not completely devoid of racist tendencies, is not the super-racist, super-cynical Moe Szyslak the characters and narrators of this book clearly are. Frenetic, jumbled, paranoid and gleefully profane.

It follows a mostly-linear story, unlike his cut-up trilogy, and it showcases some of Burroughs’s best writing and most memorable characters. Nov 14, Emiliano Gomez rated it it exterminatof amazing. The machinery is laid bare. This novel is more real than just about any piece of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction. Much of Burroughs’s work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco.


Amazing what organizing into chapters does. Julian Gallo rated it it was amazing Jun 23, A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be exterminaotr insidious Dr. Books by William S. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. I appreciate poetry when I know i Not a fan.

And the fact that he once had a job as rat and insect Exterminator is something like crazy. Books by William S. The plot does not unfold.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Well, this has been an interesting voyage back into the world of Burroughs. Jul 16, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: