The Wild Boys by William S. Burroughs

The Wild Boys by William S. Burroughs


In this funny, nightmarish masterpiece of imaginative excess, grotesque characters engage in acts of violent one-upmanship, boundless riches mangle a corner of Africa into a Bacchanalian utopia, and technology, flesh and violence fuse with and undo each other. A fragmentary, freewheeling novel, it sees wild boys engage in vigorous, ritualistic sex and drug taking, as well as pranksterish guerrilla warfare and open combat with a confused and outmatched army. The Wild Boys shows why Burroughs is a writer unlike any other, able to make captivating the explicit and horrific.

  • Details

    Imprint: Penguin Classics

    Publication Date: 25/11/2010

    ISBN: 9780141189833

    Pages: 208

    Type: Paperback