EBOOK / KINDLE [Nova Express] BY William S. Burroughs
Ced to babble and this novel was babble than story unfortunately If you want the incredible Burroughs novels I d recommend sticking with the realistic and traditionally narrative works like Junky and ueer Those are two incredible reads Sort of the ultimate Libertarian cranky novel with huge experimental overtures Burroughs is at the very least a great American Humorist in the Mark Twain category or at the very least a hard boiled Jonathan Swift Nevertheless you either like the voice or you don t As a younger man he was it or the cat s milk but now that I am older and not wiser by any means I prefer PG Wodehouse But I will never forget my youthful appreciations for this very dark Gentleman I have no idea how to rate this book On the other had I didn t really enjoy reading it As a novel it was pretty bad it had no p Hands down the best of the nova trilogy The Soft Machine is a close second though and the most coherent That being said attaching words like coherent to a description of any of Burroughs avant garde novels is pointless distraction ignoring how these books are meant to communicate to the reader thoughts ideas and visions
transcend what and is not traditionally coherent or comprehensible to the average human when in a state free of psychedelic influence Burroughs language is lush and living frenetic literary compositions are mutilated transient passages of sense are thrown out the window and occasionally retrieved reminding the reader that this isn t random no Burroughs has reasons to be writing the way he writes and the most adventurous readers will find that his piercing prose is home to many visceral possibly transfigurative treasures Burroughs is a great writer but the cut up method is rather hit and miss There were a few pages where the cut ups were brilliant but mostly it felt like a slap in THE FACE IT WAS AS IF THE CUT UPS face It was as if the cut ups whenever you were enjoying the book too much to say I see you re enjoying this paragraph a bit too much How about we mix things up a bit and put your mind to work for a bitI still think the cut up method is rather ingenious I just didn t like it in the context of a narrative nove. To Inspector Lee of the Nova Police to attack and dismantle the word and imagery machine of these “control addicts” before it’s too late This surrealist novel is part sci fi part Swiftian parody and always pure Burroug. ,that transcend what
Clearest book of the cut up trilogy and by far the best although The Ticket That Exploded had its momentsThe first half of the book is brilliant then Burroughs lost me for a while there talking about galactic space courts and advocates etc but it does become easier to understand again This novel has fewer cut up sentences which are hard to follow as we read the text linearly Some of the information contained herein features in other Burroughs novels too like the Clom Fliday slightly un PC joke If you can only afford to buy one Burroughs book from the cut up period then this is easily the oneThere is also another slightly hard to find Publication Called The Electronic Revolution It S called The Electronic Revolution it s very short text but I think Burroughs delivers his main ideas in this gem both succinctly and clearly This one made my scalp tingle An exceptional experience of genre transcendence pregnant with concepts and themes that have likely been an essential nutrient in the building of many other works by many other folksI managed to do an audio field recording of my surroundings of the last hour or so it took for me to
Finish Reading This Bookreading this book plan to play this publicly in various spots that I will be reading and will likely be uploading composites of theseI ll have to come back to this review later when I m not bouncing around with so much enthusiasm and can tactfully point out a few things worth mentioning This is assumedly a SF book written by William S Burroughs It was nominated for Nebula in 1965 and I read as a part of Monthly reads in Hugo Nebula Awards Best Novels groupIt isn t the third volume of the trilogy as Goodreads suggests For the trilogy actually doesn t exist it is attempt of "the author to use the following techniue write a text cut it in parts with no regard to sentence "author to use the following techniue write a text cut it in parts with no regard to sentence rearrange and drop pieces write a next part based on what resulted Repeat At the same time this book is much consistent compared to The Soft Machine but it still lacks a plotline it speaks about aliens cabals that rule Earth that words affect real world and news aren t the statement of facts but their progenitor so to get free one should get out of our environmen. The Soft Machine introduced us to the conditions of a universe where endemic lusts of the mind and body pray upon men hook them and turn them into beasts Nova Express takes William S Burroughs’s nightmarish futuristic tale. .
William S. Burroughs ´ 5 Free read.
T determined by words apply to is the same method that was used to wr What scared you all into time Into body Into shit I will tell you the word William S Burroughs Nova ExpressWriting about the Nova Trilogy is frustrating It feelsa bitlike reviewing Joyce s Finnegans Wake At 300 now 4 am it is hard to really REALLY get to the meat and idahosoftbones of it all The books all 3 are so damn notty and naughty Now I m not even REALLY comparing the Nova Trilogy to Finnegans Wake No They are two different beasts in scale complexity method etc I only bring them together briefly HERE to compare because for me reader they hit me reader hard with their experimentalism and dark almost ugly UGLY opacity They aren t meant to be understood as much as they are intended to be experienced They were both written to flickerclusterfuck with the reader me Yes Mission AccomplishedOne of the other difficulties with the Nova Tr Just well written enough to be barely comprehensibleBurroughs was mush mouthed as a writer and there s plenty of mush here The thing is there s also some pitch black deadpan critics of the moden control systems which are getting larger and paradoxically insidious everyday Think of shit like Prozac Botox focus groups therapy culture nuclear radiation beaurocratic paranoia disaster capitalism corporate hegemony consumerism and all that abstract mind waste groups therapy culture nuclear radiation beaurocratic paranoia disaster capitalism corporate hegemony consumerism and all that abstract mind waste clogs up any decent human being s brainpanLanguage is the تدبير المتوحد key buzzwords catchphrases politcal obfuscation totalitarian prosetherefore Burroughs has this intriguing yet ultimately self defeating need to rub out the Word and therefore his prose has to be jarrin Probably my least favorite of the cut up trilogy I should havenown when the foreword was almost as long as the novel that there was bound to be an issue with uality And a large portion of the foreword centered around Burroughs stating to be an issue with uality And a large portion of the foreword centered around Burroughs stating Express was a mainstream sci fi novel that any 12 year old could read Uhno Nor can I imagine them wanting to On the whole there was a lot less anal mucus than the other two books but there was further a lot missing that would ve tied the narrative together Cut up can certainly be redu. One step further The diabolical Nova Criminals Sammy The Butcher Green Tony Iron Claws The Brown Artist Jacky Blue Note Izzy The Push to name only a few have gained control and plan on wreaking untold destruction It’s up.