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Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch
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4 years, 3 months ago at May 27 20:17
I would have given this just 1 star but the fact that it occasionally made me laugh and roll my eyes ("what the hell am I reading here??") was enough for me to throw another one behind it. As much as I've always chuckled at the mere idea that someone manages to shock with art I don't think that something should be published just because of shock value. Whether it happened in this case, I don't kno... read more
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Manufacturer: Grove Pr
Release date: 1 January 1992
ISBN-10 : 0802132952 | ISBN-13: 9780802132956
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"Naked Lunch (1991) Have I seen the movie? Yes."


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"Helmikuu Luettu suomeksi En vaan osaa nostaa tätä jalustalle. Tykkäsin alusta ja lopun esipuheesta, sit tässä oli muutama yksittäinen kohtaus joka sai mut hymisemään epäuskoisena. Tekis mieli vinkua myös vähän turhankin runsaasta homostelusta, mutten viitsi koska se nyt vaan kuului asiaan. En usko palaavani Burroughsin pariin enää. e. tähtien kans kävi joku ajatusvirhe ja muutin ne oikeampaan suuntaan. "


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" Music video with clips from the "Naked Lunch" movie (I couldn't find a trailer, sorry) from 1991. Enjoy."


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"Kaikin puolin hieno klassikkoteos. Alastoman lounaan tarina on todella hajanainen (joskus ehkä liiankin hajanainen), lähes silkkaa tajunnanvirtaa josta lukija saa koottua johtopäätelmänsä vasta lopussa, jossa selitellään ehkä turhankin paljon. Alastoman lounaan lyhyet tarinat ovat kerronnaltaan hienoja, vakuuttavia ja yksityiskohtaisia, tosin eroottisuutta olisi saanut vähentää. Hienointa kuitenkin on Burroughsin teoksessa se, että kappaleet voi lukea missä järjestyksessä tahansa"


Suvi posted a review 4 years, 3 months ago

“I would have given this just 1 star but the fact that it occasionally made me laugh and roll my eyes ("what the hell am I reading here??") was enough for me to throw another one behind it. As much as I've always chuckled at the mere idea that someone manages to shock with art I don't think that something should be published just because of shock value. Whether it happened in this case, I don't know, but it inevitably crossed my mind. The junkie ramblings got old before halfway at which point I started hoping that Burroughs would have edited the whole thing a little more. Hallucinatory notes written under the influence of drugs may not always be awesome source material.” read more

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"An heir to the Burroughs adding machine fortune, Burroughs the novelist hated the despots of Squaresville and the whole world where money makes its fist. This is his greatest book and the template for all the ones that followed. With its fractured account of junkies and assorted urban desperadoes, its fang-baring humor and its sudden excursions into sheer hallucination, it instantly made him the depraved scoutmaster for generations of would-be hipsters. He once said, "My purpose in writing has a"


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