Nova Express by William S. Burroughs

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.

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The 2342nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)

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Nova Express. Paperback 10512318 $7.72 2000
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