Naked Lunch

Author: William S. Burroughs

WELCOME TO INTERZONE…Say hello to Bradley the Buyer, the best narcotics agent in the business. Attend international playboy A.J.’s annual party, where the punch is to be treated with extreme caution. Meet Dr ‘Fingers’ Schafer, the Lobotomy Kid and his giant centipede. ‘The Complete American De-anxietized Man’. And enter the dark and infernal mind of Bill Lee as he pursue….Read More

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