The Wild Boys: A Book of the Deadby William S. Burroughs
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.
Meet the Author
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was one of the foremost writers of the Beat Generation. He is best known for his experimental novel Naked Lunch, a subversive and highly controversial book that underwent a court case under the U.S. sodomy laws. In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1984 he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France. In addition to writing, he also collaborated on numerous projects and recordings.
- Date of Birth:
- February 4, 1914
- Date of Death:
- August 2, 1997
- Place of Birth:
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Place of Death:
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Los Alamos Ranch School; A.B., Harvard University, 1936; graduate study, 1938
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Don't listen to the other reviewers on this site. To quote Rolling Stone, "An ethereally beautiful book".
It is rare for me to quit a book, but this one is so bad, I didn't even make it past the 20th page. My first and last Burroughs book.
This book was one of the most disturbing and incoherent pieces of literary garbage that I have ever read. It was a pornographic display of fourteen year old boys containing obscene homosexual descriptions that I did not need to read in my life time. The only reason why I finished reading this book was because I was desperately trying to figure out what it was about. At the conclusion, I still had no idea. Maybe this was a bad Burroughs book to start with, but I guarantee that I won't be reading any more.