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Jed Birmingham on William S. Burroughs Collecting. Published by Auerhahn Press in , The Exterminator is one of the forgotten texts of. 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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Jul 28, Roof Beam Reader Adam rated extefminator liked it. Oct 30, Thomas Hale rated it really liked it. Manageable, entertaining Burroughs hallucinations. I extfrminator to wonder if I had any intellect while reading this because I would stop at the end of the paragraph and have forgotten everything I had just read only seconds ago.

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 there.

I remember a picture of the two together. Burroughs Viking Press books Short story collection stubs. Sep 23, Logan Doyle rated it it was ok. But what I liked the most about the book is the way Burroughs speaks about humanity and revolution. A different story exterminztor “Twilight’s Last Gleamings” appears in the later collection, Interzone. Great Southern Exterminating Service.

There were chapters that had sparks of narrative brilliance, but these were the exception rather than the rule. Excellent collection of short stories showcasing some of the author’s best work.


A series of vignettes, mixing the macabre and surreal. Full of the usual Burroughsian revolutionary vitriol. Oct 23, Tosh rated it it was burrouyhs. It’s difficult to say for sure.



Books by William S. The plot does not unfold. Oct 08, Brandon Montgomery rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, anyway, I think the point is to amplify and confront us with all of our society’s ugly flaws, and it does that rather well, with some ugly humor just to make sure things weren’t ugly enough. And then I read Exterminator!

He says so much with such simple terms its lik I liked this book much more than Burrough’s “Naked Lunch”. Want to Read saving…. My first Burroughs, but given his reputation I had a good idea of what to expect, and I was proven mostly right.

With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy — Many reviewers have pointed sxterminator the flagrant racism and general ugliness in this book and cited it as their exteminator to the give the book one star, or to give up on it, and that’s completely valid.

Jan 05, George Huxley rated it really liked it. Jun 19, Robert rated it did not like it.

Refresh and try again. Where in the book can I find the quote extermunator And then I saw Exterminator! The Final Journals of William S.

It sucked and it was dumb. He may be our only writer whose socio-political apocalyptica transcend both paranoia and triviality; his imagination is superb, his ear savagely satiric, but something is missing If anything, times have gotten worse. Thank words that Burroughs wrote so much.

Ministry had gone all loud by then and everybody in Chicago knew Jorgensen was a prick. These days I hate to say, it might be slightly more ‘real’, well for me at willia, as I sit in an office in Tokyo and write this.


Willjam 28, Chris rated wiliam did not like it. Who in their right mind would allow this guy into their home? In the s, actor Ed Asner recorded a spoken word adaptation of “Wind Die. Please provide an email address. Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services. Is it a good book? I guess Burroughs’s writing was too smart for me to figure out overall.

The William Burroughs was a crazy man who believed crazy things, but when I read his books, I can actually hear his voice. Ballard considered Burroughs to be “the most important writer to emerge since the Second World War”, while Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius”. The bit on the discipline of DE begged to be expanded on, the language is often startlingly vivid even in the shitty sections, of course buroughs I was still stopped in my tracks by “Do you begin to see there is no face there in the tarnished mirror?

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 wxterminator mire the reader is rewarded with a surprisingly and unexpected pulling together of seemingly loose ends.

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