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Naked Lunch

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Deluge Of Sound, Sep 24, 2008.


  1. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Anyone else here a fan? I just reread it, and I've got to say its one of the best pieces of literature I've ever seen... despite the fact that it makes no sense (in the coherent, "usual" sense), there's nothing in the way of an ending, isn't meant to be read in any specific order, and William S. Burroughs didn't remember writing it.

    But almost every sentence in the whole freaking thing is pure genius. The man could write, as they say.
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title."
     
  3. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    Not at all. In fact I think it's a oozing festering zit on the face of American Literature.
     
  4. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Yeah. I read it. It was a long time ago. There are some great lines in that book, but I found that it's kind of only good for that. Snippets of genius thought written down. I'll have to revisit it. I'm a fan of William Burroughs though. He's got some great stuff.
     
  5. Love the book, love the movie. After the movie, i put on Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz and started reading the book. it made it better.
     
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    It's where Donald Fagen and Walter Becker and friends got the name for a band.
     
  7. Got the Simpson's quote on the first reply.

    I'm impressed! ;) :D
     
  8. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont

    I'd agree with that, but in a positive way. :p

    Why weren't you a fan?
     
  9. "Steely Dan". From the "Steely Dan III", which is a...well, you can look it up.
     
  10. doctorjazz

    doctorjazz

    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    Read it in high school. Barely understood any of it, but loved it.
     
  11. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Rhymes with "mill-dough." ;)
     
  12. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    i read it and was fascinated by it in many ways.

    it really is like free jazz on paper, isn't it?
     
  13. doctorjazz

    doctorjazz

    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    Yeah, that's a good way to describe it. I really developed a thing for Beat literature after reading that and Howl.
     
  14. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Meh, Kerouac was a hack, and a pompous prick. Hell of a writer, though. On The Road is fantastic, I just don't really dig the whole Beat elitism thing.


    That's why Bukowski is the man, he understood his failings.
     
  15. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Some interesting writing.
    Ever heard Material's "Seven Souls?"
     
  16. i can think of a few people id like to get naked with over lunch, but i have not read this book.:D
     

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