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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. 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 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 idiot was by now so well established that I escaped all but the most routine control measures So the paragraph

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The slicing and random folding in of words was fully developed transforming the narratice into an extraordinary uneualled new form of prose poetryTaken from the back cover. 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

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Ories of science Burroughs is truly the Hieronymous Bosch of our time In this surreal savage and brilliantly funny seuel to Naked Lunch Burroughs's famous 'cut up' techniue. 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


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 f

  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 herebyzzZZZZZ

  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 swall

  4. says:

    The Soft Machine is like a travelogue concocted by a perverted and drugged space travelerI had this special Green Boy I was making it with who knew the ropes you might say and he told me we have to tune the heat wave out with music

  5. says:

    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

  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 sexu

  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 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

  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 complete with hoards of vulgarities and absurd gags Naked Lunch was a transcendent reading experience for me it was like nothing I'd ever read before It was something uniue and edgy totally off the walls crazy to a point

  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 o