Soft Machine

So here’s this whacked out heroin addict’s psychedelic adventure through nightmare fantasy America, where every obscure encounter climaxes in group sex or a cavity search. Surreal.

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The characters he meets are devilish and filled with ulterior motives highly likely to induce anarchy in others or are so bi-sexually horny they explode in and out of scenes like shooting stars.

Author William Burroughs’ technique of Cut Up & Permutation is what illustrates the protagonist’s world here, making it feel like a ten year long acid trip, which is exactly how to see the world for what it truly is.

The story flies by until it suddenly flips out and some ensuing insanity turns a seemingly homosexual main character into an anti-gay secret agent, who receives orders from street signs and lamp posts.

It’s a whirlwind that makes you feel a little uncomfortable, but definitely worth sticking out.

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