Category: William S. Burroughs

Friday’s Featured Beat: William S. Burroughs!

Name: William S. Burroughs Born:   February 5, 1914 (St. Louis, Missouri) Died:   August 2, 1997 (Lawrence, Kansas) Seminal Work:  Naked Lunch (1959) Relationship to The Beat Generation: William S. Burroughs is often called the founder of The Beat Generation and the godfather of…

The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)

Welcome to the sign-up post for: The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! Summertime is coming, and what better time than Summer to immerse ourselves in the works of the most rebellious, daring, and “hot” generation of American writers?? For this event, the goal…

Experimental Review: Nova Express by William S. Burroughs

Nova Express by William S. Burroughs YTD: 03 William S. Burroughs is an unusual author, and this book irritated me, in a way. I’ve decided to adjust my review a bit to fit my mood, reaction, and the author.  I do this out of…

Brief Thoughts on 8 Books

The books listed below are those I read for last week’s Read-a-Thon.  I planned not to write a review for each, because I don’t really have time to play catch-up on 8 book reviews, particularly with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starting in two…

Review: Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs

Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 37  Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Exterminator! is a loosely-related collection of 30 short stories, all neurotically obsessed with the American human condition before & during the 1960s.  Like many of…

Blathering About Author Love

The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase This week’s topic is: Talk about one author that you love and why his or her writing is unique. Ah, this is a tough one.  There are a few writers I could go with,…

Review: Queer by William S. Burroughs

Queer by William S. Burroughs Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 20 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. William S. Burroughs’s Queer is a story about American expatriates, living in Mexico during the 1960s.  Most of the ex-pats are male, and…

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