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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (22 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141396067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141396064
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A sermon blast of language. . . . Burroughs is the Martin Luther of hipsterism, welding his decree on the silicon doors of the solar system."--"Newsweek"
"Hypnotic . . . outrageous. [Burroughs] can think of the wildest parodies of erotic exuberance and invent the weirdest places for demonstrating them." --"Harper's"
"Burroughs is first and foremost a poet. His attunement to contemporary language is probably unequalled in American writing. Anyone with a feeling for English phrase at its most balanced, concise, and arresting, cannot fail to see this excellence."--Terry Southern
"Burroughs writes with a beauty and efficiency unmatched by any living writer."--"Chicago Sun-Times"
"Macabre, funny, reverberant, grotesque."--"The New York Review of Books"

A sermon blast of language. . . . Burroughs is the Martin Luther of hipsterism, welding his decree on the silicon doors of the solar system. "Newsweek"
Hypnotic . . . outrageous. [Burroughs] can think of the wildest parodies of erotic exuberance and invent the weirdest places for demonstrating them. "Harper s"
Burroughs is first and foremost a poet. His attunement to contemporary language is probably unequalled in American writing. Anyone with a feeling for English phrase at its most balanced, concise, and arresting, cannot fail to see this excellence. Terry Southern
Burroughs writes with a beauty and efficiency unmatched by any living writer. "Chicago Sun-Times"
Macabre, funny, reverberant, grotesque. "The New York Review of Books"" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

William S. Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914 in St Louis. In work and in life Burroughs expressed a lifelong subversion of the morality, politics and economics of modern America. To escape those conditions, and in particular his treatment as a homosexual and a drug-user, Burroughs left the United States in 1950, and lived in Mexico City, Tangier, Paris and London. By the time of his death he was widely recognised as one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the twentieth century. His numerous books include Naked Lunch, Junky, and Queer.


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By A Customer on 25 Feb. 1998
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Society, consciousness, language--Religion, time space--Nova Express takes us for a ride through the very roots of these imposed structures.  For a more detailed description of what this book is all about I'll simply refer you here:
But be warned, this book is not a casual read, I found this book very difficult to penetrate.  One of the things I had to learn was to focus all my attention, and I mean ever scrap of mental energy, because there's no way of getting anything out of the book otherwise.  And then there's the slight matter of exterminating self imposed rational constraints.  But once I did this Nova Express was like stepping through Blake's doors of perception.   
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it's not an easy book, it's work of dark but extremely vivid imagination, a perfectly targeted description of counciousness-reality relation - a letter from the other side of language
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I’m a big fan of Burroughs, even if I can’t always tell what he’s talking about. His quirky writing style and his unusual approach to plot and narrative make for a great read whichever book you pick up, but Nova Express was one of the more pleasurable ones – I pretty much whizzed through it, which is rare for a book that you have to concentrate on.

Expect to see all sorts of crazy stuff, like orgone accumulators, weird space s*** and unusual approaches to recording and reworking audio to affect real change in the physical world. If it’s a little difficult to understand what I’m talking about in the review, then just wait until you read the book. But you should read it – it’s awesome, a lot of fun, and a breeze to get through. That’s why I gave it a 9/10!
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Yes and he means business. This sequel to the Soft Machine continues to aim at shooting holes in the phoney fabrications of our indoctrinated minds. Before pulling the trigger it chats away with us at random like the friendly policeman, but his sentences don't make sense in the normal way, they're like shreds of human tissue that fall on us like snow: somewhere there must have been an explosion. Before our fearfully closed eyes we see flashes of the fight between the invader and the protectors. But is what is defended worth to behold? The severed phrases turn slowly and with intervals into trancelike asymmetric symphonies of mindturning poetry. An abstract message is communicated. The gun that was pointing at you slips into your hand. A terrible truth.
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I did not enjoy Nova Express. Naked Lunch (its predecessor) was hard to read but you could almost see a plot shining through which was its saving grace. I can appreciate the crazy fractured speech of Burroughs when he builds a solid foundation for it, but Nova Express was just crazy mumblings, sentences really making no sense whatsoever. Maybe im missing the point but you need at least some of the book to make sense. Read Junky, which is far better.
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