William S. Burroughs

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Narrated By: Richard Powers

Duration: 4 hours and 57 minutes

What to expect

Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, corporate capitalism, drug addiction, and various medical and psychiatric horrors all play their parts in this mosaic, experimental novel. Here is William S. Burroughs at his coruscating and hilarious best.


Science fiction, Fiction: general and literary

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“Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift.”