Synopses & Reviews
In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.
"One of the most interesting pieces of radical fiction we have." The Nation
"Burroughs voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American, a voice in which one hears transistor radios and old movies and all the clichés and all the cons and all the newspapers, all the peculiar optimism, all the failure....It is precisely this voice complex, subtle, allusive that is the fine thing about The Soft Machine and about Burroughs." Joan Didion
"Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift." Jack Kerouac
About the Author
One of this century's most influential writers, William S. Burroughs is the author of numerous books, including Naked Lunch, Nova Express, The Ticket That Exploded, and The Wild Boys.