Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch

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Audiobook CD - 2009 | Unabridged.
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An addict-hustler treks to Mexico in order to gain quick access to drugs. He soon finds himself in a bizarre fantasy world.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Publishing, [2009]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2009
ISBN: 9781433259654
1433259656
9781433259678
Branch Call Number: CD BUR
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (630 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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adam_cooper
Feb 14, 2014

The Naked Lunch is the single greatest contribution to twentieth century modernist fiction since Faulkner. Like his literary predecessors this book seems confounding and impenetrable but for the persistent reader it builds a logic and reading experience which goes beyond linear story telling and mainlines the reader into the mind of a tormented and ravaged soul. This book deserves to endure as an undisputed classic for all time to be shelved alongside Joyce and Kafka. If you love this book then I urge you to go on and discover Iain Sinclair who is Burroughs's rightful heir.

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HenryBurr
Apr 27, 2011

Whoa---heavy stuff!!! I'm 57, a product of the late 60's, originally out of L.A., and I thought I had a handle on what was going on "back then"....but this truly blew me away. Obviously, Burroughs influenced the writers of his era (check out the involvement of Ginsberg, Kerouac and others), but then you begin to understand the subtle intellectualism of the inanity of Firesign Theater's work; not totally unlike the somewhat contradictory pairing of Monty Python's inane silliness and Cambridge/Oxford intellectualism.
For sure, no "plot" in the purely linear sense of the word; but if you're willing to let go of external structure, let yourself slide into the whole stream of relative reference frames---this work will take you there.
Did I "enjoy" it, in the entertainment sense of the word? Not really---it ain't Louis Lamour or Tom Clancey. But do I remember it?---no doubt about it!!

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jeremy165
Apr 26, 2011

I'm under 30, watch tv, I know whats going on in the world.

I have no idea what is going on in this book. I stopped after the second disc. Basically no plotline, really weird drug references I'd have to think about.

I swear a lot, but this book was really vulgar.

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Apr 26, 2011

jeremy165 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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