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  1. says:

    What scared you all into time Into body Into shit I will tell you the word William S Burroughs, Nova ExpressWriting about the Nova Trilogy is frustrating It feelsa bitlike reviewing Joyce s Finnegans Wake At 3 00, now 4, am it is hard to really, REALLY, get to the meat and idahosoftbones of it all The books all 3 are so damn knotty and naughty Now, I m not even REALLY comparing the Nova Trilogy to Finnegans Wake No They are two different beasts in scale, complexity, method, etc I only bring them together, briefly, HERE to compare because, for me reader , they hit me reader hard with their experimentalism and dark, almost ugly, UGLY, opacity They aren t meant to be understood as much as they are intended to be experienced They were both written to flickerclusterfuck with the reader me Yes Mission Accomplished.One of the other difficulties with the Nova Trilogy is the VERY concept of these 3 books being an actual trilogy, or defining WHAT exactly the Nova3 was The novels that are NOW generally considered to be part of the trilogy were writen in an order that is different than the order they were eventually published Many of the novels in the Nova3 were REVISED and some revised again, so knowing what version of the cut up novel is part of the Nova3 becomes, within the overall word horde, a bit dicey Add to that both The Wild Boys and Naked Lunch were considered at one poin to be part of Nova3 makes defining containing things even fragmented and confusing But please, don t let that daunt you I m not sure multiple versions of the novels, and the swirling versions of the trilogy were ever INTENDED to not confuse Burroughs WAS ever and mutliple always breaking and rebuilding forms He was cutting and re cutting constantly So, the idea of a living, breathing Nova3 is part of the whole word horde experiment Go with it Grab a version Grab one of the 3 Hell grab one of the 5 Read it Read another Don t get too stuck on whether you are reading the right version, or reading the novels in the right order Relax Drink something Smoke something Pop something Enjoy Of the three books that make up the currently accepted Nova3 1 The Soft Machine, 2 The Ticket That Exploded, 3 Nova Express Nova Express is the by far easiest to read, the least offensive, but also my least favorite And NOT really because it was easist to read and stomach Perhaps, I was just weary of the whole word horde world, or gassed out, or even a bit gasp bored Nova Express just didn t bend me over like SM TTTE both did It was a soft landing, a walking last lap, a migraine bruise But still, together, these three novels are hard to shake off They are rash and a rush and infection and a cure, a nightmare and a VERY strange trip They are, together, a literary cold sore that won t go away.I m done now.I think.


  2. says:

    Burroughs is a great writer but the cut up method is rather hit and miss There were a few pages where the cut ups were brilliant, but mostly it felt like a slap in the face It was as if the cut ups appeared whenever you were enjoying the book too much to say I see you re enjoying this paragraph a bit too much How about we mix things up a bit and put your mind to work for a bit I still think the cut up method is rather ingenious I just didn t like it in the context of a narrative novel.


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    Sort of the ultimate Libertarian cranky novel with huge experimental overtures , Burroughs is at the very least a great American Humorist in the Mark Twain category or at the very least a hard boiled Jonathan Swift Nevertheless you either like the voice or you don t As a younger man he was it or the cat s milk, but now that I am older and not wiser by any means I prefer PG Wodehouse But I will never forget my youthful appreciations for this very dark Gentleman.


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    This is assumedly a SF book, written by William S Burroughs It was nominated for Nebula in 1965 and I read as a part of Monthly reads in Hugo Nebula Awards Best Novels group.It isn t the third volume of the trilogy, as Goodreads suggests For the trilogy actually doesn t exist it is attempt of the author to use the following technique write a text, cut it in parts with no regard to sentence structure, rearrange and drop pieces, write a next part based on what resulted Repeat At the same time this book is much consistent compared to The Soft Machine but it still lacks a plotline it speaks about aliens, cabals that rule Earth, that words affect real world and news aren t the statement of facts but their progenitor so to get free one should get out of our environment determined by words, apply to is the same method that was used to write the book And I have to say it does work after finishing this book I started another, but cut in method disallowed for seeing behind sentences of the text for several pages.Here are word clouds created for this novel, after all I also may try to create something


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    Clearest book of the cut up trilogy and by far the best, although The Ticket That Exploded had its moments.The first half of the book is brilliant, then Burroughs lost me for a while there talking about galactic space courts and advocates etc but it does become easier to understand again This novel has fewer cut up sentences which are hard to follow as we read the text linearly Some of the information contained herein features in other Burroughs novels too, like the Clom Fliday slightly un PC joke If you can only afford to buy one Burroughs book from the cut up period, then this is easily the one.There is also another slightly hard to find publication called The Electronic Revolution it s a very short text but I think Burroughs delivers his main ideas in this gem both succinctly and clearly.


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    This one made my scalp tingle An exceptional experience of genre transcendence pregnant with concepts and themes that have likely been an essential nutrient in the building of many other works by many other folks.I managed to do an audio field recording of my surroundings of the last hour or so it took for me to finish reading this book I plan to play this publicly in various spots that I will be reading and will likely be uploading composites of these.I ll have to come back to this review later when I m not bouncing around with so much enthusiasm and can tactfully point out a few things worth mentioning.


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    I m glad Burroughs did the thing that he did Can t exactly say it s my cup of tea Of course Not exactly sure it s tea Or a cup It s probably good stuff.new thing read v3 of a trilogy first.another new thing this volume kicks off a new reading series for me Mass Market Maddness mm maddness Which will feature me reading mass market pb s that were probably purchased cheap and whose survival as a bound thing matters not an iota to me Nor understanding what I m reading Because they will be read in conditions Highly DISTRACTED So there Here s Burroughs with Uncle Al Just One Fixhttps www.youtube.com watch v wbXci The old man in the video is writer William S Burroughs lol.


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    I have no idea how to rate this book On the other had, I didn t really enjoy reading it As a novel, it was pretty bad it had no plot, no characters to speak of, no coherence.On the other hand we want it to revolve around Nova and images cause attempts to stop their consensus reality Sinals were a joint project meets media critique of Minraud infiltrators, they tried to experiment crucial natural levels of violence in the arts Only way to capture conceptualize the limits sure there are no different way ints open for them. Ahem On the other hand, these kinds of experiments are crucial in order to advance the arts I don t enjoy Sch nberg s twelve tone music either, but it was essential that somebody experimented where the borders of music and art actually laid Afterwards everyone else would conceptualize the limits of music in a different way.Nova Express wasn t so much a novel than experimental literary art Burroughs pushed the boundaries of the novel form, and the literary world is better for that I m glad Nova Express was written I m less glad I read it, but I don t regret doing so.


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    Just well written enough to be barely comprehensible.Burroughs was mush mouthed as a writer and there s plenty of mush here The thing is, there s also some pitch black deadpan critics of the moden control systems which are getting larger and paradoxically insidious everyday Think of shit like Prozac, Botox, focus groups , therapy culture, nuclear radiation, beaurocratic paranoia, disaster capitalism , corporate hegemony, consumerism and all that abstract mind waste which clogs up any decent human being s brainpan.Language is the key buzzwords, catchphrases, politcal obfuscation, totalitarian prose.therefore Burroughs has this intriguing yet ultimately self defeating need to rub out the Word and therefore his prose has to be jarring, shocking, cacophanous, surreal He s crystal clear when he wants to be his ear for voice is tops, as his the nightmarish lucidity of the horrors he describes.He uses quite a bit of arcane references which are sort of hit and miss but when they hit cha.boy, it s right between the eyes.


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    I have viewed and the Nova Trilogy as a self contained entity and rated it as a piece of conceptual art and an occult operation Certainly it is not the ideal place to begin an exploration of the work of William S Burroughs Of language and writing, considered as magical operations, evocatory magic Intimate Journal Charles Baudelaire.


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Nova Express summary pdf Nova Express, summary chapter 2 Nova Express, sparknotes Nova Express, Nova Express 9515b4f The Soft Machine Introduced Us To The Conditions Of A Universe Where Endemic Lusts Of The Mind And Body Pray Upon Men, Hook Them, And Turn Them Into Beasts Nova Express Takes William S Burroughs S Nightmarish Futuristic Tale One Step Further The Diabolical Nova Criminals Sammy The Butcher, Green Tony, Iron Claws, The Brown Artist, Jacky Blue Note, Izzy The Push, To Name Only A Few Have Gained Control And Plan On Wreaking Untold Destruction It S Up To Inspector Lee Of The Nova Police To Attack And Dismantle The Word And Imagery Machine Of These Control Addicts Before It S Too Late This Surrealist Novel Is Part Sci Fi, Part Swiftian Parody, And Always Pure Burroughs

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Nova Express
  • William S. Burroughs
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 9780802133304

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