Jul 02, AJ Griffin is currently reading it Recommends it for: I kept putting the book down but would pick it up rather quickly thereafter out of curiosity. He is not safe or sound anywhere, not even alone with himself. Burroughs was convicted of manslaughter in Vollmer's death, an event that deeply permeated all of his writings. This must be the first space novel, the first serious piece of science fiction—the others are entertainment. If you make it through you will feel like you have tainted your soul forever. Remember this was published in an America that didn't allow married couples on television shows to sleep in the same bed or use the word "pregnant".
Excerpt: 'Naked Lunch'
Burroughs' 'Naked Lunch,' Still Fresh At 50
He really was rock and roll as I define it. For Cronenberg films often feature that old B-movie stand-by: The text is obviously extremely disturbing. The Bible is gonna have to wait its turn. A naked lunch is natural to us,. The trick is for you to just read and let the words wash over you and somewhere in the middle of your reading you will start to get the drift until you find yourself marching with the grove and then you will find it unputdownable.
Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs - Commentary
In fact all longevity agents have proved addicting in exact ratio to their effectiveness in prolonging life. A naked lunch is natural to us,. Burroughs was also intrigued by sound recording techniques. We is working the fags in Lincoln Park. Why Naked Lunch is a Bad Movie.
Contrary to what the small-minded prudes who brought the obscenity case against it assumed, this book has nothing to do with some lewd midday meal. Grass is English thief slang for inform. Though he reminds me of other writers, he falls short by comparison. Some parts of the story even read like cyberpunk, but I admit not everyone will like this book. And many musicians, to whom this technique was fresh and innovative, sought out his company, hoping to learn from him and collaborate on projects.