❰Reading❯ ➶ The Wild Boys Author William S. Burroughs – Ebooks2020.co

❰Reading❯ ➶ The Wild Boys Author William S. Burroughs – Ebooks2020.co chapter 1 The Wild Boys, meaning The Wild Boys, genre The Wild Boys, book cover The Wild Boys, flies The Wild Boys, The Wild Boys 0796bd4f5dca1 The Wild Boys Is A Futuristic Tale Of Global Warfare In Which A Guerrilla Gang Of Boys Dedicated To Freedom Battles The Organized Armies Of Repressive Police States Making Full Use Of His Inimitable Humor, Wild Imagination, And Style, Burroughs Creates A World That Is As Terrifying As It Is Fascinating


10 thoughts on “The Wild Boys

  1. says:

    Anybody that likes William S Burroughs only says that because they want to sound like they can comprehend what in the hell he s talking about when NO ONE actually can Or they just saw the


  2. says:

    I learned that reading Burroughs on the bus makes me feel incredibly filthy and awkward from this book It could be all the allusions to the smell of rectal mucus, or maybe I m just weird.


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    I was relatively innocent when I read The Wild Boys and it gave me nightmares The staccato, choppy plot is too disjointed to ever really allow anything to come to a close so the images tend to remain in some vestibule of the brain and come spilling out at night when your poor consciousness tries to form them into some kind of completeness.The images themselves are sometimes gruesome and you can almost sense Burroughs lunatic energy and all his wild imaginings spilling out on the page and being herded somewhat unsuccessfully into the form of a novel Some people will have trouble with the homosexual imagery, but almost everyone will be haunted to some extent by the casual eroticization of death and cruelty I think the Mayan sequences are some of the most persistent.But this is not mere incoherent pornography, there is a wild, energetic beauty and an almost religious devotion to wontonly intense experience that is along with WSB s poetic style unforgettable.Lynn Hoffman, author of the much less disturbing bang BANG A Novel and the downright soothing New Short Course in Wine,The


  4. says:

    William S Burroughs does not like women or at least he did not like his distopian fantasies to contain any flattering versions of them I would not expect a man who shot his wife in the head accidentally while trying to shoot a shot glass off her head while wasted I might add to have any use for women although it is said that he was deeply sorry and remorseful for having accidentally murdered his wife He even says so in his wild distopian world where women are eventually used as surrogates to make wild boys and they have no need to even come remotely in contact with any awful women creatures from the time they are born That being said I still enjoy Burroughs writing It is engaging and creative and perverse in a way that only Burroughs can be This book is filled with pages and pages of raw sweaty gay male sex but is not without its own sensitivities , war, violence, decadence and drug references This is why I love Burroughs he just said things in a way no one else does and the fact that he does not want any women in his distopian fantasy world filled with young men who are filled with an isatiable lust for each other and a lust for violence really does not bother me one bit This is his fantasy world not mine and I am glad he wrote it down so I could get a glimpse into it We need books like this Books that scare and disgust people but at the same open your mind to a new way of thinking and writing.


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    THE WILD BOYS A BOOK OF THE DEAD, a futuristic story about a group of extremely sexual young boys who engage in warfare with an oppressive governmental regime while having endless amounts of orgies, is, by far, William Burroughs best novel Why Firstly, it s comprehensible I have to give Burroughs props for writing a comprehensible book because I know that it s very difficult for him to write with a thorough thread His tendency to rebel against the written word is evident here as there are moments where he feels desperately tempted to throw in a wrench He never does this, and he is to be commended for it Secondly, this novel is among the most vivid things I ve read Vividness has never been a problem with Burroughs, but often his exposition lacks a sense of purpose Here, the purpose is clear THE WILD BOYS is an exploitative cross examination of the pubescent male physique Now, putting aside my personal feelings about someone who has such a perverted fixation on something and dedicates their time and effort to relishing in those feelings rather than doing something productive with them, Burroughs is very quick to creatively confront what stirs his libido The end result is, in turn, disturbingly sensual and deeply gut wrenching THE WILD BOYS features all the usual tropes that you ve come to expect from Burroughs Drug induced fantasies, explicit gay sex, several helpings of jism and anal mucus, and grotesque acts of violence, carnage, and depravity With THE WILD BOYS, I finally have an understanding of why Burroughs has such a dedicated fan base he is worshipped like a god by many of my friends in Lawrence, KS He tapped into a kind of writing that people find challenging and made literary history by pushing the boundaries of what was is forbidden Burroughs writings are only pornographic because the world we live in is pornographic Even though I despise most of his writings, I applaud him for thinking so far out of the box in a society that discourages such behavior Make no mistake, THE WILD BOYS comes from the mind of a man who was fiendishly possessed, tormented, and overpowered by drug addiction and his pederastic death fantasies In the end, though, it is as honest and as raw as writing should be It s far from being pleasant reading, but there is a sense of humor to it Chuck Paulaniuk tried to do something similar, twenty five years later, with FIGHT CLUB I personally felt that it was lesser avail though At its core, its a story about growing up When all is said and done, it is still a optimistic story than LORD OF THE FLIES.


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    It is difficult to gauge this novel, the most confounding thing I have read in recent memory So, I want to reread this and read about it, to better understand my own feelings But I think I love The Wild Boys.The book is a set of thinly connected vignettes, going as far back as the 1890s and as far forward as 1988, twenty years after the book was written It focuses mainly on the global rise of fascism in the West and of anarchy outside it after the world hits peak oil A good number of the vignettes are dedicated to boys who, for whatever reason, have decided to leave conventional lives to dive into a world of freedom and sex with other boys The last quarter of the book is about a global phenomenon of wild boy gangs who plague dictatorships in their homelands, killing cops and soldiers with brutal efficiency by day and having ritual death resurrection orgies by night It is framed in a postmodern way almost to a fault, with drone cameras, fictionalization, and peep shows of the incomprehensible serving as recurring motifs In science fiction, observant writers are too often gets mistaken for being prescient But the themes of surveillance, collapse, and freedom in the chaos of a dying civilization, of never escaping the dynamic of watching and being watched, couldn t be relevant today Things were going to hell when this was written and they have not stopped It is also a unique and highly liberatory contribution to gay aesthetics it touched my spirit, the desire to be wild, to live in touch with your desires outside of straight categorization, to live outside the anxieties of the straight world, freedom from the emasculation and the evil of Western civilization It is a dream, a nightmare, a treasure.


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    This book is not for everyone probably not for most people It requires work and an understanding of what the Beat authors were trying to do and specifically a grasp of Burroughs literary aims and personal story I recommend that those not familiar with Burroughs first read to the introduction to Queer Beats , edited by Regina Marler It does a nice job explaining the movement and giving a brief literary biography to Burroughs and related authors poets Marler also discusses the social and literary significance of the Beat movement.The Wild Boys has no coherent story That is not the way Burroughs writes It is a collection of cinematic fantasy scenes that are often visceral, pornographic, violent, surreal, brutal, beautiful, and disturbing Images and scenes double back and are retold or re imagined repeated Nothing is taboo Most of the sexual scenes are male on male, and since many come from Burroughs memory and fantasies, they involve under age boys and are very graphic and explicit Burroughs creates an anti conventional fantasy world a queer Neverland populated with anarchistic gay lost boys where he flips the bird to conventional s and ideals, using his mastery of language and imagery as a weapon and a paint brush I think that this is an amazing book and that Burroughs is a great author I suspect that most readers will think it is trash and pornography.


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    I used to think of this as the last of Burroughs 5 cut up novels It s probably appropriate to think of it as the 1st of the homoerotic adventure novels Or something Anyway, it s great I read it when I was a research volunteer for a NASA study re space stn living No shit This was at the Phipps Clinic of Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Balti I was living in a simulated space stn environment for 15 days w 2 other guys It was mainly an experiment in behavior modification designed to produce routines that wd prevent astronauts from going crazy in a restricted environment I took The Wild Boys into the study w me particularly b c of its anti control theme After the study was over, I was interviewed by a reporter for the Johns Hopkins Magazine or some such I remember talking about Duchamp I probably sd a lotof things that were a bit too weird for Hopkins This wd ve been the 1st time I was ever interviewed The article was squelched perhaps this was an early instance of my being censored by the press The Wild Boys is probably Burroughs s clearest novelistic depicition of feral revolutionaries.


  9. says:

    The thought of William S Burroughs is sometimes better than his actual fiction picture if you will a man who combines brilliant science fiction with National Geographic pictorials of tribes, no women, no men, just crazy insane boys who love to kill and jerk off combined with creaky old 1940 s boyish Fu Manchu pulp adventure crap The concept is pretty nuts but the execution is, well, almost as creaky and tiresome as Fu Manchu himself.


  10. says:

    He teaches me how to write And who could read better porn than The Frisco Kid