The Wild Boys : A Book of the Dead Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/11/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141189833