List of the best William S. Burroughs books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success, even given his incredibly experimental style, and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that William S. Burroughs left his mark on the literary profession of the last 100 years. Burroughs was a hugely influential writer of the Beat Generation and is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of William S. Burroughs who want to know which of his books they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader or are looking for subversive writings (fave topics of Burroughs included heroin, homosexuality, and the "cut-up" style).Classic Burroughs books range from Naked Lunch to Junkie. What are William S. Burroughs's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.