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Thoughts on Naked Lunch?
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>>23435898
A timeless classic and a masterpiece, a veritable tour de force.
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>>23435898
Worth the read, not a blueprint.
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>>23435898
My favorite postmodernist work probably
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>>23435898
I enjoy it very much, any place, very frequently, others not so much. You had some book you wanted to talk about?
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bill burr is better
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>>23435898
The only book I've ever been compelled to re-read.
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>>23435898
I enjoyed the humor but ultimately too gay.
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>>23435898
So do they eat lunch while nude in this book?
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>>23435898
how dose the movie compare?
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>>23436584
the typewriter monsters were amazing but the movie was really sleepy and boring. guy sounded nothing like burroughs too
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>>23435898
Disgusting
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>>23435898
I found it tiresome and frustrating to read. I think there is certainly a lot of value in it, but I found much more in the ecstatic depravity of Tropic of Cancer. Very similar but its prose in general as well as its bizarre climaxes of insight were so much more vivid and interesting.

Captcha: SHAT
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>>23435898
I read the Wikipedia summary of it just now, it seems be genuinely incomprehensible outside it's original (50s-60s political) context and thus not very impactful today.
also the plot sounds extremely difficult to follow despite not feeling like a pomo work that focuses on incongruity
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I didn't enjoy it much
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>>23436775
You're a moron
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>>23435898
One of the first "grown-up" books I read as a ninth-grader. Imagine a combination of Ridley Scott's version of Bladerunner, Salo, and a cast made up of vaudeville performers, and you have a pretty good idea of what's up. Horrifying and apocalyptic, but also baffling and funny.
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only pseuds seemed to like it
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>>23435898
I just finished reading it. One of the most entertaining books out there. The Examination might be my favourite part. I also love getting lost in the descriptions of Interzone and it’s various agents. The only thing that puts me off the book is parts of Hassan’s rumpus room and A.J.’s annual party. This is extreme rape porn and knowing Burroughs liked to sleep with young boys makes for a disturbing reading experience.
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>>23436775
>read the Wikipedia summary
>speaks on it
Faggot, kys
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>>23437683
Doesn't seem like a pseud book since nobody talks about it on this board.
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>>23435945
what
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>>23438266
>What? You don't speak the next 4 days reading a book you've never heard of in order to order to have a valid point posting about it on a thread that'll be archived before you finish it?
Fuck off. At least Im honest that I haven't fucking read it and have no will to
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>>23439556
Then shut the fuck up dumb fuck. You don't need to reply every thread. Nobody cares your wikipedia-based opinion.
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>>23439556
Take the fucking L, no one's gonna give you props for inserting yourself in a thread just so everyone can hear you sound off repeating a wiki article.
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>>23435898
There's at least three different lies on that title.
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>>23435898
Astonishingly boring for what it is. By the end of the first chapter I felt like I'd just read the phrase
>A million screaming junkies
a million times. A repetitive nightmare without enough cohesion to make it interesting. Guess I got filtered.
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>>23436696
Bizarre in what sense?
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>>23439969
>without enough cohesion
Yeah, I think it's hard to enjoy if one expects a story or continuity. Almost felt like the chapters could be read in any order.
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Refer to picrel
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Naked lunch is when you drink alcohol for lunch instead of eating lunch
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>>23441399
A gay drug addict faggot is going to deprogram me from MKUltra??
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>>23438266
Iirc Burroughs says in the intro you can read it out of order and skip parts, so reading the Wikipedia is in the spirit of the thing.

It's the most morally depraved and nihilistic book I've ever read, about how life is a completely transactional exercise in search of obliteration (orgasm, drugs, death by hanging all the same) and at the same time a performance of no consequence. The stuff about hanging young teenagers for sexual gratification is not a weird cul de sac, it's the entire point. Very sick people and cultures produce "art" like this, it appeals exclusively to edgy pseuds.

Parts are kind of funny tbdesu.



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