Ebook [The Soft Machine military science fiction] author William S. Burroughs


  • Paperback
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  • The Soft Machine
  • William S. Burroughs
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780802133298

10 thoughts on “The Soft Machine

  1. says:

    ”In order to accomplish the purpose I prostituted myself to one of the priests Most distasteful thing I ever stood still for During the sex act he metamorphosed himself into a green crab from the waist up retaining human legs and genitals that secreted a caustic erogenous slime while a horrible stench filled the hut I w

  2. says:

    'Breathe in Johnny Here Goes ' I respect rather than love it Like Gravity's Rainbow's sewer scene on his knees bare as a baby or William T Vollmann's telephone exchange between steel reefs a wire wrapped in gutta percha vibrates I herebyzzZZZZZthe critical situationa crushing blowThe sleepwalker's all eyes; the realist is all ears; their mating forms the telephone Later perhaps I see parts flashing cut in from David Lynch this is a formi

  3. says:

    I know it is experimental It reminds me of those alchemists' experiments when they tried to produce gold from excrements And failed Ultimately they were just dabbling in shitThis book reads as if Burroughs swallowed words like rectal mucous compost heap jissom masturbate cock dropped his pants And just threw them up on the page T

  4. says:

    The Soft Machine is like a travelogue concocted by a perverted and drugged space travelerI had this special Green Boy I wa

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    Imagine that the cable box has only 20 channels Imagine that these channels are playing a variety of sex films a documentary on parasitic and poisonous insects of the a sci fi police drama strangely analogous to Dr Who no Daleks sorry and a film about junkies Now imagine what all this would look like when the TV was set to jump randomly amo

  6. says:

    The one book by Burroughs that separates the fans from the curious The curious usually think 'no I am not going there' Relentless sexual assault mixed with very experimental writing makes this book Charming I love

  7. says:

    If you imagine the stereotype of an avant garde experimental book that's The Soft Machine Sure it's a clever idea but act

  8. says:

    Pure dissonance attrition and aggression over the Mayan battleships that distillate phosphorescent obsidians into rains o

  9. says:

    Burroughs has the power to make almost anyone's skin crawl His works are clusters of unfocused creative genius co

  10. says:

    I've seen a lot of comments about how this book of experimental fiction is unreadable which I did not find to be the case at all In fact I enjoyed reading it immensely the repetition of the cut up material gives it a sort of surreal hypnotic uality The writing is occasionally straight up brilliant Some of the sex stuff is a bit t

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Recesses of his imagination a region where nothing is sacred nothing taboo Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred hype poverty war b Imagine that the cable box has only 20 channels Imagine that these channels are playing a variety of sex films a documentary on parasitic and poisonous insects of the a sci fi police drama strangely analogous to Dr Who no Daleks sorry and a film about junkies Now imagine what all this would look like when the TV was set to jump randomly among channels every few seconds This is the best description I can give to the text of The Soft Machine however this belies the strange almost coherence contained despite the channel change static bursts I found myself imagining at every punctuation mark A time traveling agent attempting to foil religious mind control regulate drug usage among those without proper documentation The strange religious sacrifices capital punishment he could fall prey to flicker in and out of the picture The unnerving presence of the Doctor Benway flickers in and out much less noticably than in Naked Lunch but there all the same The fever dreams of the junk sick flicker against sexual gratification boys undressing the smell of rancid tide flatrectal mucousWhat it means if anything I don t know nor do I really care Searching for a blatant narrative in this book is a convoluted search indeed but if you re reading this then you probably expect a challenge anyway I liked it just the same

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In Naked Lunch William S Burroughs revealed his genius In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark Breathe in Johnny Here Goes I respect rather than love it Like Gravity s Rainbow s sewer scene on his knees bare as a baby or William T Vollmann s telephone exchange between steel reefs a wire wrapped in gutta percha vibrates I herebyzzZZZZZthe critical situationa crushing blowThe sleepwalker s all eyes the realist is all ears their mating forms the telephone Later perhaps I see parts flashing cut in from David Lynch this is a formica table or Cronenberg s not naked lunch or beginning of Kubrick s 2001 apes confronted with steel Celluloid burning when we came out of the mud we had names Perhaps Trump Tweets massacred by homoeroticism I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke 1143 AM 14 Oct 2012 Thinking man s thin man Marlowe and Philip K Dick detectives utilizing third person singular indirect recall though now using the cut up method Burroughs unsettles and alarms with images of consumption not to mention graphic scenes of sex drugs coprophagia sacrifice self abuse Pan God of Panic piping blue notes through empty streets as the berserk time machine twisted a tornado of years and centuries wind through dusty offices and archives Late night Trump tweets interrupted because The US cannot allow EBOLA infected people back People that go to far away places to help out are great but must suffer the conseuences 622 PM 1 Aug 2014 The time to be Messianic is now Word Hordes of the World Unite I feel like I just jumped off a modern Joyce nightmare Not even my warm bath diet Coke Hi Chew blood sugar highs and restless foot cramps can keep me from the dizzying nature of Wind turbines are ripping Scotland apart and killing tourismElectric bills in Scotland are skyrocketing stop the madness High on ammonia issuing insane orders Grammy award goes to Adele Song of the Year HELLO Reading paperback 3rd edition on back in bath Record of the Year HELLO Listening to audiobook of revised edition Best Pop Solo Performance HELLO HELLO HELLO The inconsistency between editions seems right Lost seems right Unsettled seems right Unfinished loop seems to capture the Burroughs sense of a living text I m adrift Wet certainly Drowning Cut the word lines Cut the music lines Smash the control images Smash the control machine Burn the books Kill the priests Kill Kill Kill Amazing how the haters losers keep tweeting the name Fkface Von Clownstick like they are so original like no one else is doing it 935 AM 3 May 2013 Welcome Mr President President Trump welcome to the future nothing here now but circling word dust dead postcard falling through space between world this road in this sharp spell of carrion

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Ureaucracy and addiction in all its forms Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could creat If you imagine the stereotype of an avant garde experimental book that s The Soft Machine Sure it s a clever idea but actually reading it would be a painful thing My process reading the book went like this p5 the start what s going on here p6 how long is this going to continue p9 oh it s going on for the whole book p13 I can see how this style conveys a delirious fractured mind and world p20 but I m not really getting anything else out of it by reading p27 in fact it s very hard to concentrate on the book so it s probably pointless to carry on At this point I look at the wikipedia entry to see if it will help me read and appreciate the book It tells me that the plot starts at chapter 7 Surprised and tempted by the promise of a plot and intrigued to see how the book changes I return to the book p28 I take one look at the page and decide I really cannot be bothered


About the Author: William S. Burroughs

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