E–pub/Kindle [The Soft Machine] BY William S. Burroughs
He weed grown parks where armadillos nfected with the earth eating disease gambol through deserted kiosks and Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) in catatonic limestone liberated the areaand The names Clem Snide
i am a a Ass Hole I will take on any job any When Dimple Met Rishi identity any body I will do anything difficult dangerous or downright dirty for a price And the shock factors non existent It s 2013 you can write all you want about cocks Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, in rectums on every page even as Burroughs laboriously did and I won t even bat an eye Evening touched our rectumsThank you and goodbye Pure dissonance attrition and aggression over the Mayan battleships that distillate phosphorescent obsidiansnto rains of junk It ends with a dose of apomorphine though 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 nsects of the a sci fi police drama strangely analogous to Dr Who no Daleks sorry and a film about junkies Now magine what all this would look like when the TV was set to jump randomly among channels every few seconds This Night Watch 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 myselfmagining 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 End of Day in and out of the picture The unnerving presence of the Doctor Benway flickersn and out much less noticably than Rethinking Us Election Law: Unskewing the System Through Law and Politics 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 mucousWhatt means Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance: Studies in the Practice of Theatre if anything I don t know nor do I really care Searching for a blatant narrativen this book Israel! Do You Know? is a convoluted searchndeed but Korean War if you re reading this then you probably expect a challenge anyway I likedt just the same Breathe Serpico in Johnny Here Goes I respect rather than lovet 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 n gutta percha vibrates I herebyzzZZZZZthe critical situationa crushing blowThe sleepwalker s all eyes the realist sALL EARS THEIR MATING FORMS THE TELEPHONE LATER PERHAPSears their mating forms the telephone Later perhaps see parts flashing cut Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law in from David Lynch thiss 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 ndirect recall though now using the cut up method Burroughs unsettles and alarms with mages 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 Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan interrupted because The US cannot allow EBOLAnfected 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 Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success 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 billsn Scotland are skyrocketing stop the madness High on ammonia Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws issuingnsane orders Grammy award goes to Adele Song of the Year HELLO Reading paperback 3rd edition on back The International Law of Biotechnology: Human Rights, Trade, Patents, Health and the Environment in bath Record of the Year HELLO Listening to audiobook of revised edition Best Pop Solo Performance HELLO HELLO HELLO Thenconsistency 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 Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World 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 elses doing Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 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 roadn this sharp spell of carrion. The slicing and random folding Let's Talk 3 Student's Book in of words was fully developed transforming the narraticento an extraordinary uneualled new form of prose poetryTaken from the back cover.
William S. Burroughs Ì 6 summaryI ve seen a lot of comments about how this book of experimental fiction s unreadable which I did not find to be the case at all In fact I enjoyed reading European State Aid and Tax Rulings itmmensely the re If you magine the stereotype of an avant garde experimental book that s The Soft Machine Sure t s a clever The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra idea but actually readingt would be a painful thing My process reading the book went like this p5 the start what s going on here p6 how long The Complete Paladin's Handbook is this going to continue p9 oht s going on for the whole book p13 I canhow this conveys a delirious fractured mind and world p20 but I m not really getting anything else out of The Lake it by reading p27n fact Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way it s very hard to concentrate on the book sot s probably pointless to carry on At this point I look at the wikipedia entry to see The Devil Aspect ift 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 Selected Dialogues 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 The Soft Machines like a travelogue concocted by a perverted and drugged space travelerI had this special Green Boy I was making An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, it wi 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 himselfnto 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 was able to endure these horrible encounters by promising myself the pleasure of killing this disgusting monster when the time came And my reputation as an Four Corners Level 1b Workbook idiot was by now so well established that I escaped all but the most routine control measures So the paragraph above that I shared with yous strange but easily understood Now check out this paragraph Larval people whispering flesh Eyes ejaculated spine mud Black gum Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders in member Old junky coughing limestonen the obsidian morning the sale mirror to red sky Manipulated spasms puppets vestigial meat Pulsing pink shell Red pagodas and crystal accounts Wet dream eyes hanging Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) in lust of dead flesh patios Boy chrysalisn streets of postcard Eating birds patrol black lichen Catatonic sports sear lungs of dream clay Lust of mud bubble coal gas the nsect street Flesh ejaculation Penis n the broken mirror rocks of Marwan Serving the crystal dawn photo of sex On the Brass and Copper Street This book was originally composed using the cut up techniue Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives inspired by the artist Brion Gysin Let me define cut up for you Cut ups performed by taking a finished and fully #Linear Text And Cutting # text and cutting Kaltblau in pieces with a few or single words on each piece The resulting pieces are then rearrangednto a new text So William S Burroughs wrote a traditional novel and then cut those sentences up nto pieces and rearranged them randomly Maybe less of a creative process than just a random throw of the dice Burroughs was not happy with the 1961 edition and n several editions after the original he continued to make radical changes It s the type of novel that possibly because of the randomness ofsee how thisDesign Can Never Becan never be He added standard prose to each new edition to make the book readable There s this moment when he writes But then who am I to be critical I chuckled because Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian it was asf he were talking to the reader There Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia is a lot of homosexual sex described but a lot oft The Taming of the Werewolf is fairly repetitive He likes the words jissom jism and rectum and the phrase ragged pants to the ankles Did I say there was a lot of sex description I meant theres oceans mountains oodles gobs and forgive my French aloads Yes I m being tongue Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) in cheek of sexual situations Theres a linear prose chapter titled The Mayan Caper which gives the reader some dea of what they are actually reading about If you do decide to take on the task of reading this novel and you become bogged down frustrated discombobulated or start screaming uncontrollably please skip ahead to this chapter and soothe your ruffled reader s soul with at least something you can wrap your mind around I made notes of some cool passages that I really liked An evil old character with sugary eyes that stuck to you They were ripe for the plucking forgot way back yonder n the corn hole Lost n little scraps of delight and burning scrolls The man opposite me didn t look like much A thin grey man n a long coat that flickered like old film First Cosmic Velocity in these times when practically anybodys subject to wander n from the desert with a uit claim deed and snatch a girl s snatch right out from under her assets When the boy peeled off the dry goods he giv. Hanged soldiers North African street urchins addicted narcotic agents Spanish rent boys evil doctors corrupt judges and monsters from the mythology of history or the labrat. Es off a slow stink like a thawingmummy crab men peer out of abandoned uarriesCrab men peer out of abandoned uarries shag heaps some sort of vestigial eye growing cheek bone and a look about them as f they could take root and grow on anybody Even the linear prose s sometimes as confusing as the cut up techniue sections Most people probably do not need to read this trilogy but f you are someone who enjoys looking at words used Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 in unusual ways orf you are someone who wants to write #Innovative Songs Or Progressive # songs or progressive or f you are someone who thinks that you understand what edgy writing s all about you probably do need to at least dip a toe Tryst with Prosperity into the murky waters of Soft Machine What will I do Well I will read the rest of the series and probably over time everything that Burroughs wrote I save his books for a time when I feel I am becoming stale or too comfortable Sometimes I just reach these crustaceous moments when I start to feel like a barnacle attached to the underside of a boat permanently mooredn port Human faces tentative flicker Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 in and out of focus We wadednto the warm mud water Hair and ape flesh off Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition in screaming strips Stood naked human bodies covered with phosphorescent green jelly Soft tentative flesh cut with ape wounds Peeling other genitals Fingers and tongues rubbing off the jelly cover Body melting pleasure soundsn the warm mud Till the sun went and a blue wind of silence touched human faces and hair When we came out of the mud we had names If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at Burroughs has the power to make almost anyone s skin crawl His works are clusters of unfocused creative genius complete with hoards of vulgarities and absurd gags Naked Lunch was a transcendent reading experience for me Code Name: Bikini it was like nothing I d ever read before It was something uniue and edgy totally off the walls crazy to a point of extreme difficulty but also extreme entertainment The Soft Machines uite similar Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy in these regards butt s also even less focused and experimental It s really just a bunch of words jammed together to form sentences that are hilarious original satirical disgusting and above all absolutely bewildering n every way Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten imaginable I assume this entire thing was written by Burroughs while he was on some heavy drugs whichs pretty much the case with most of his work but this one especially There s no plot here although there are scenes and reoccurring characters but they are likely to disappear a time 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 Burroughs voice I also think he s one of the great satire writers of all time A true American drug addict original I know Doctor Who its experimental It reminds me of those alchemists experiments when they tried to produce gold from excrements And failed Ultimately they were just dabbling Doctor Who: The Dominators in shitThis book reads asf Burroughs swallowed words like rectal mucous compost heap jissom masturbate cock dropped his pants And just threw them up on the page This Bankerupt is not even a stream of consciousness or unconsciousness for that matter When I am completely off my face haven t had any sleep for 30 hours and I m thinking things just before passing out I STILL make sense Theres this piece of advice WG Sebald supposedly used to give By all means be experimental but let the reader be part of the experiment That s where Burroughs fails miserablyHere 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation is a random uote from a random page Corpses hang pants open on the road to Monterrey clear and loud ahead naked post cards and baby shoes A man comes back to something he leftn underwear peeled the boy warm Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace in 1929 Thighs slapped the bed jumped ass up Johnny screw Cups split wastings Thermodynamics crawls home game of empty hands bed pictures post dead uestion carrion smell sharp open nIt goes like this for six chapters Nonsense n Taken by the Sheikh its purest form So when chapter seven comes and all of a sudden paragraphs seem to be organizedn an almost coherent manner you get all excited even though the plot Wishing for a Home is still completely bonkers but alleluia there IS a plot Or at leastn comparison to the previous six chapters which were written by someone with a serious case of anterograde amnesia who can only remember the last five words he has writtenBut then chapter seven ends and Dreamsnake it goes right back to gibberishWhat am I supposed to get out of this book There were two sentences I liked and I used the word sentence loosely as obviously Burroughs has a very particular approach to punctuation Junglenvades Ories of science Burroughs s truly the Hieronymous Bosch of our time In this surreal savage and brilliantly funny seuel to Naked Lunch Burroughs's famous 'cut up' techniue. .