Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
This book is not easy to read if your idea of reading is that it has a linear plot, characters that are either good, bad or somewhere in between, spirit-uplifting narratives and dialogues and inspiring theme.
This book has none of those. Yet, this is one of the best-written books that I’ve ever read. Reading this was just a different experience: you don’t know where Burroughs would take you every time you lift the page, you don’t know who would appear as the characters and what they would say or do, you don’t know how he could write with brilliant originality and fluidity. It is like being taken for a ride but you know that the ride would be simply a memorable one because you gasp as you go through each line of this book.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
So, basically, the meaningless drivel of the very first circuit boi? Seriously? Maybe I would have liked it better if I weren’t already sick to death of all the hallucinatory narratives this book spawned. This is a structure that needed to be created only once to get the bastard over with and properly buried.