Saturday, 25 July 2009

Summer Reading Challenge: Rhiannon's Task - Read a book by an author born on the same day as you

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is a love or hate book judging by the reviews of others. I can see why this book is seen as so important, it must have been so shocking when it was first published but shock and awe should not be the only reason a book should be a classic. I don't like stream of consciousness novels but this was more of a stream of altered consciousness novel.

That said in the few lucid moments in the text there are some quirky, humorous moments and some truly nauseating ones. Most however is just a mix of ideas, images and words that make no sense whatsoever.

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Total Points: 265

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