Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
A man, dispirited by ageing, endeavours to steal a younger man's face; a doctor yearns for a virus that might eliminate his discomfort by turning everyone else into doubles of himself; a Colonel lays out the precepts of the life of DE (Do Easy); conspirators posthumously succeed in blowing up a train full of nerve gas; a mandrill known as the Purple Better One runs for the presidency with brutal results; and the world drifts towards apocalypses of violence, climate and plague.
The hallucinatory landscape of William Burroughs' compellingly bizarre, fragmented novel is constantly shifting, something sinister always just beneath the surface.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/11/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141189840
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Review by edwinbcn
Exterminator! is a totally incoherent storm of rage. For most readers it will be void of meaning, while others may claim it embraces the world (including references to "the Little People").