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Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
Harper Collins 1992

This is a novel of dreams and nightmares, hallucinations and sudden moments of crystal clarity. The narrator delights in offering images of pure disgust, setting scenes of cruelty, violence and drug-induced craziness and laughing at the good of it all. The tone is often deadpan and the book is full of a morbid energy and rhythm; it is oddly riveting, relentlessy dark and crazed.
William Burroughs was born in the U.S.

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