Exterminator!



Conspirators Plot To Explode A Train Carrying Nerve Gas A Perfect Servant Suddenly Reveals Himself To Be The Insidious Dr Fu Manchu Science Fantasy Wars, Racism, Corporate Capitalism, Drug Addiction, And Various Medical And Psychiatric Horrors All Play Their Parts In This Mosaiclike, Experimental Novel Here Is William S Burroughs At His Coruscating And Hilarious Best.Exterminator!

William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee February 5, 1914 August 2, 1997 was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Exterminator!
  • William S. Burroughs
  • English
  • 27 July 2017

10 thoughts on “Exterminator!

  1. says:

    By the time I hit 21 my impressions of William S Burroughs included 1 Al Jorgensen was a fan I remember a picture of the two together.2 Heroin.3 Short guy with a hat.4 Burroughs killing his wife while trying to shoot an apple off her head.I m not sure from where these impressions emerged Ok, 1 can probably be attributed to a picture on the Wax Trax walls, if my memory serves me well, but the others impressions origins are lost I didn t add to my Burroughs schema until my folksinger brother mentioned his name in the same breath as Ginsberg Now, I fucking hate Howl, or at least I did when I had to read the book in Debra Bruce s godawful poetry class at Northeastern Illinois University in, oh, I m going to say 1991 And the heroin guys I knew were dark and scary so I wasn t attracted to shooting up Ministry had gone all loud by then and everybody in Chicago knew Jorgensen was a prick I had nothing against short guys in suits and had no opinion on the wife apple incident Honestly, I wasn t even sure that story was true.So I stayed away from Burroughs for a couple decades unti...

  2. says:

    Exterminator was a very rewarding read Stepping into the labyrinth that is William S Burroughs imagination, memories and mind is a truly unique experience Rarely have I read stories so beautifully written, so original and thrilling Wind die You die We die., Twilight s Last Gleamings, The Coming of the Purple Better One, Seeing Red, They Do Not Always Remember , so weird The Lemon Kid, Short Trip Home, Davy Jones, The Perfect Servant, Reddies , so thought provoking Astronaut s return, Johnny 23, The Discipline of DE, Friends, The End and so moving The Priest They Called Him What fascinates me most is the way the author makes this experimental novel autobiographical I would not recommend this book to anyone, only to the adventurous reade...

  3. says:

    When I first sunk my teeth into this book, I was not so sure it was going to be a good un The first few vignettes short stories in Exterminator are not that great actually but the book gets better and better and better.I would give the first 5 10 vignettes only about 3 stars on average but then somewhere along the line, bang we are suddenly graced with the brilliance of WSB s presence and his great sardonic humour is as acerbic, witty and brilliant as ever here I do get the feeling though, like some other reviewers of Burroughs work have pointed out before, that he was immensely pessimistic some might argue realistic about mankind, to the point of becoming le misanthrope redolent of Moliere.There are also early signs even here during a relatively early work of Burroughs of his latter day environmentalism and humanism, which is celebrated in novels such as Ghost of Chance and The Cat Inside, two books, incidentally, which I read just last month and hence still fresh in my mind There are moments when Burroughs comes across as abrasively repetitive such as the nigger hating sheriff character who seems to make an appearance in almost every Burroughs novel I felt lik...

  4. says:

    The closest to a short story collection by the cranky and hysterical William S Burroughs And the fact that he once had a job as rat and insect Exterminator is something like crazy Who in their right mind would allow this guy into their home

  5. says:

    I used to have this down as a five star book I went to reread it, and it was a lot worse than I remembered Part of this is just context, in than one way the first time I read Exterminator was basically all in one go late at night in a tent while camping I read it in a non literal fever, gulping the whole thing down Re reading it now, which I did over the course of a few days commuting on the subway and bus, I didn t get as caught up in it as before and before Burroughs or anyone else insinuates that I m in the grip of Control now, or something, I should add that I was much so back then anyway, both in terms of what I did for work and my own personal politics understanding of the world Somehow that first time through my brain was able to just shove aside and ignore my abhorrence of all the anti Semitism, misogyny, rape, child sexualization it s not like I enjoyed the repeated phrase young boys need it special that first time through, but how did I not just spit out the whole book , racism and so on throughout I guess maybe on some level I bought into the bullshit Burro...

  6. says:

    I liked this book much than Burrough s Naked Lunch Firstly, it s not written in that airtihgt vocabuLary wich is understandable only to author and a few drug addicts It has a pretty decent fable in a form of short stories We can see, as we progress through the book, that the characters are pretty much the same, although with different names But what I liked the most about the book is the way Burroughs speaks about humanity and revolution He says so much with such simple terms its like his language is guided by the principle less is , but with many naturalistic poetic images that can t leave anyone resigned Reader is at least shocked with his apocalyptic images of a man decomposing into its animalistic nature Revolution is welcomed as a whole new concept, removed from political influences and watched through the prism of a way people act in desperation Short stories, seemingly unrelated but with same motives, put in a differ...

  7. says:

    Not a fan I didn t realize that this would be an experimental novel when I picked it up It was a hodge podge of various threads and stream of conscious writing that was very hard to follow and pull out a coherent narrative There were chapters that had sparks of narrative brilliance, but these were the e...

  8. says:

    Excellent collection of short stories showcasing some of the author s best work My favorites, Wind Die, You die, We die and my all time favorite, They Do Not Always Remember.

  9. says:

    Manageable, entertaining Burroughs hallucinations Amazing what organizing into chapters does.

  10. says:

    Commas are good I wish I d seen of them in this book.

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