[Ebook] Cities of the Red Night By William S. Burroughs – Avshao.info

An Opium Addict Is Lost In The Jungle Young Men Wage War Against An Empire Of Mutants A Handsome Young Pirate Faces His Execution And The World S Population Is Infected With A Radioactive Epidemic These Stories Are Woven Together In A Single Tale Of Mayhem And Chaos In The First Novel Of The Trilogy Continued In The Place Of Dead Roads And The Western Lands, William Burroughs Sharply Satirizes Modern Society In A Poetic And Shocking Story Of Sex, Drugs, Disease And Adventure. Cities of the Red Night


About the Author: William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II, also known by his pen name William Lee February 5, 1914 August 2, 1997 was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century



10 thoughts on “Cities of the Red Night

  1. says:

    Cities of the Red Night follows a dual narrative, slipping fluidly between the early 18th century exploits of a libertarian pirate crew, led by gunsmith Noah Blake, and the late 20th century private asshole Clem Snide hired to find the decapitated remains of one Jerry Green victim apparent of a bizarre hanging sex cult It is worth noting that hanging and the spontaneous erections ejacula


  2. says:

    An amazing roller coaster ride through the unconscious The main plot lines a pirate story, a detective story, a sci fi fantasy story run parallel at first, but frustrate any hopes of proceeding in a straightforward fashion they get and confused, hazy, and collapse into one another, until eventually you have no idea what you re reading But this is misdirection, and here lies Burroughs genius even


  3. says:

    AIDS era Burroughs tale of a killer virus, pirate shenanigans and boys doing what boys do best guess After re reading it I kicked it up one star to four because it reminded me of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Dusan Makavejev movies from the early S...


  4. says:

    WSB doing bathhouse steampunk a cut up tale of boys, pirates and cowboys, queens, ejaculating weapons and wangs, private dicks and drugs all set in cities, deserts and jungles situated at various point in time and reality There isn t much in the way of character development, most of the players are adolescent in form as well as sexuality Theatrical throughout to the point of sometimes becoming a gay burl


  5. says:

    Extremely strange with loads of extraneous jabber tossed into the mix about naked boys, rectal mucus, and the like The narrative wasn t terrible but it bounced around so much it was nearly impossible to follow Some of Burroughs s auto...


  6. says:

    I loved Cities of the Red Night, as well as the Red Night trilogy as a whole I have been through the trilogy twice now, and plan on reading them all at least one time When discussing literature with friends, I always tell them I think Bill Burroughs should be ranked up there with the greatest of American writers and that, if it weren t for the level of homophobia in this country, he would be considered the Am


  7. says:

    Superb I have long been a devotee of the prose of William Burroughs This is perhaps his best novel and also one of his most accessible works There are passages near the end that are reminiscent of The Soft Machine in which the gestures of language and the images they contain or express have been fractured and reassembled in odd and confusing ways But those passages are incidental to the main thrust of the


  8. says:

    A Warning of the Faustian Decline to Come..and it has already started I m not sure why but this was a really enjoyable book to read over the summer Read this during the summer of 2011 Many criticisms have been levelled at this book However, I feel the reviewer of December 2, 2005 on in particular has hit the nail on the head It is not easy reading and is definitely not for the faint hearted or prudish As the above


  9. says:

    Virus 23 is a virulent and fatal disease which causes sexual frenzies and violent death and is threatening to break out into a pandemic The virus has been latent since pre history, before the existence of white skinned peoples, caused by a meteorite black hole incident in the Gobi Desert, where peaceful townships suffered mutations when the radiation triggered the virus and turned paradise into The Cities of the Red Ni


  10. says:

    There are times when you know something is probably good and you know others think its probably good and for some reason, you should probably read that something but no matter how many times you try, you just can t ever get over the mind fuck that ensues And yes, there are good mind fucks but sometimes, there are also bad mind fucks This one is a terrible mind fuck The premise is awesome lots of people are dying because o


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