Cities of the Red Night
An opium addict is lost in the jungle; young men wage war against an empire of mutants; a handsome young pirate faces his execution; and the world's population is infected with a radioactive epidemic. These stories are woven together in a single tale of mayhem and chaos. In the first novel of the trilogy continued in The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands, William Burroughs sharply satirizes modern society in a poetic and shocking story of sex, drugs, disease and adventure.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Burroughs’ plot may be confusing with characters that morph into each other, but otherwise this book shines with wit and poetry disguised as filthy trash. One has only to imagine him reading the book aloud to get a glimpse of some genius. Read full review
CITIES OF THE RED NIGHTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
As long as the Beat Generation continues to engage self-styled hipsters, counter-culturalists, and transgressors, the work of the late Burroughs (1914-97) will continue to waste precious wood pulp ... Read full review