The Soft Machine [Pdf Kindle]
Tion to make the book readable There s this moment when *he writes But then who am I to be critical I *writes But then who am I to be critical I because t was as f he were talking to the reader There Brotherhood of Thieves: The Wardens is a lot of homosexual sex described but a lot oft How to Become an It Architect is fairly repetitive He likes the words jissom jism and rectum and the phrase ragged pants to the ankles Did I say there was a lot of sex description I meant theres oceans mountains oodles gobs and forgive my French aloads Yes I m being tongue Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking in cheek of sexual situations Theres a linear prose chapter titled The Mayan Caper which gives the reader some Lamikorda idea of what they are actually reading about If you do decide to take on the task of reading this novel and you become bogged down frustrated discombobulated or start screaming uncontrollably please skip ahead to this chapter and soothe your ruffled reader s soul with at least something you can wrap your mind around I made notes of some cool passages that I really liked An evil old character with sugary eyes that stuck to you They were ripe for the plucking forgot way back yondern the corn hole Lost Garou Saga: Who's Who Werewolves in little scraps of delight and burning scrolls The man opposite me didn t look like much A thin grey mann a long coat that flickered like old film n these times when practically anybody s subject to wander n from the desert with a uit claim deed and snatch a girl s snatch right out from under her assets When the boy peeled off the dry goods he gives off a slow stink like a thawing mummy Crab men peer out of abandoned uarries and shag heaps some sort of vestigial eye growing cheek bone and a look about them as f they could take root and grow on anybody Even the linear prose Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) is sometimes as confusing as the cut up techniue sections Most people probably do not need to read this trilogy butf you are someone who enjoys looking at words used n unusual ways or f you are someone who wants to write You Come to Yokum innovative songs or progressive novels orf you are someone who thinks that you understand what edgy writing s all about you probably do need to at least dip a toe nto the murky waters of Soft Machine What will I do Well
I will read the rest of the series and probably over will read the rest of the series and probably over everything that Burroughs wrote I save his books for a time when I feel I am becoming stale or too comfortable Sometimes I just reach these crustaceous moments when I start to feel like a barnacle attached to the underside of a boat permanently moored Zbogom, dragi Krleža in port Human faces tentative flickern and out of focus We waded Firesoul into the warm mud water Hair and ape flesh offn *screaming strips Stood naked human bodies covered with phosphorescent green jelly Soft tentative * strips Stood naked human bodies covered with phosphorescent green jelly Soft tentative cut with ape wounds Peeling other genitals Fingers and tongues rubbing off the jelly cover Body melting pleasure sounds Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in the warm mud Till the sun went and a blue wind of silence touched human faces and hair When we came out of the mud we had names If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at. The slicing and random foldingn of words was fully developed transforming the narratice nto an extraordinary uneualled new form of prose poetryTaken from the back cover. ,
I ve seen a lot of comments about how this book of experimental fiction Cycle Style is unreadable which I did not find to be the case at all In fact I enjoyed readingt mmensely the repetition
of the cut up material gives t a sort of surreal hypnotic the cut up material gives t a sort of surreal hypnotic The writing s occasionally straight up brilliant Some of the sex stuff Iron Cross is a bit too much thoughf I never hear the phrase rectal mucus and carbolic soap again Zachary's Virgin it will be too soonI do agree thatt s difficult to understand the plot would be bizarre and difficult to follow Even If Told In A if told n a manner but to then chop t up and rearrange t makes Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) itmpossible Most of the book comes across like avant garde word soup poetry and bears almost no resemblance to a traditional narrative There s a plot though about a time traveler who can nfiltrate other people s bodies It s spelled out pretty clearly about halfway through the book n the chapter called The Mayan Caper and that chapter even explains why everything s all jumbled up and out of order and what the sex s all aboutThis s definitely not for everyone but I thought t was brilliant I will definitely be picking up the other two books Time Capsule in this cut up trilogy soon If youmagine the stereotype of an avant garde experimental book that s The Soft Machine Sure Hot Under the Collar it s a cleverdea but actually reading Horses it would be a painful thing My process reading the book went like this p5 the start what s going on here p6 how longs this going to continue p9 oh Goblin King it s going on for the whole book p13 I can see how this style conveys a delirious fractured mind and world p20 but I m not really getting anything else out oft by reading p27 The Luthier's Apprentice in factt s very hard to concentrate on the book so Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California it s probably pointless to carry on At this point I look at the wikipedia entry to seef t will help me read and appreciate the book It tells me that the plot starts at chapter 7 Surprised and tempted by the promise of a plot and ntrigued to see how the book changes I return to the book p28 I take one look at the page and decide I really cannot be bothered The Soft Machine Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl is like a travelogue concocted by a perverted and drugged space travelerI had this special Green Boy I was makingt with who knew the ropes you might say and he told me we have to tune the heat wave out with music So we get all the Indians and all the Green Boys with drums and flutes and copper plates and stayed just out of the heat blast beating the drums and slowly closed n lam had rigged up a catapult to throw limestone boulders and shattered the cubicle so we move n with spears *And Clubs And Finish Them Off And *clubs and finish them off and the heat sending set that was a living radio with Schlechter Sex 2 insect parts We turn the Green Boys loose and on our way rejoicingIts an acid trip New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre in which atrocities and scatology are special delicacies and tidbits on offerI pushednto a Turkish Bath and surprised a faggot brandishing a deformed erection n the steam room and strangled him straightaway with a soapy towel I had to check n I was. Hanged soldiers North African street urchins addicted narcotic agents Spanish rent boys evil doctors corrupt judges and monsters from the mythology of history or the labrat.