Ah Pook is Here and Other Texts None
Actually a re-read - I wanted to re-familiarise myself with the Burroughs universe ahead of the imminent arrival, via , of GHOST OF CHANCE, one of the very few WSB titles I haven't yet read.
This begins w/ "Ah Pook is Here", is followed by "The Book of Breeething", & ends w/ "Electronic Revolution". I give it a 4 instead of a 5 b/c I like "The Book of Breeething" better by itself. "Illusion is a revolutionary weapon."
A bit like riding shotgun in a high voltage demolition derby with someone driving who is going balls out but doesn't really have the concept of shifting gears under control. Plus a hallucinogen.
I liked the pictures.Overall this book is a cogent explanation as to why the US grows soooo much corn.
tre cose in una: "è arrivato ah pook" è un racconto che sembra stare a metà tra la "trilogia nova" e quella della "notte rossa"; "il libro della respirazione" mette insieme pensieri sparsi, riflessioni (anche sul colpo di stato in cile: e non so quanti intellettuali americani vi abbiano dedicato qualcosa) e aneddoti con i disegni di malcom mcneill; "la rivoluzione elettronica" è l'ennesima riflessione sul potere del linguaggio e la sua decodificazione (che in tempi di dibattito sulla post-ve [...]
The 'Ah Pook Is Here' main section of the book I found pretty much unreadable. I mean this is some of the worst writing I have seen from WSB - no wonder he didn't want to publish it himself in this form.The only saving grace to this volume is the Book of Breeething which has some way cool pictures in it, based on a crude simplification of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Worth checking out the Book of Breeething but save your precious time and don't bother with Ah Pook Is Here.