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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.

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Naked Lunch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs

The Best William S. Burroughs Quotes The Best Novels Ever Written

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Junkie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Junkie William S. Burroughs

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Cities of the Red Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Cities of the Red Night William S. Burroughs

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Queer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Queer William S. Burroughs

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The Wild Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Wild Boys William S. Burroughs

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The Soft Machine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Soft Machine William S. Burroughs

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Exterminator! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Exterminator! William S. Burroughs

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The Ticket That Exploded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Ticket That Exploded William S. Burroughs

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Nova Express is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Nova Express William S. Burroughs

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Interzone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Interzone William S. Burroughs

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The Last Words of Dutch Schult... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz William S. Burroughs

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The Cat Inside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Cat Inside William S. Burroughs

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The Western Lands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Western Lands William S. Burroughs

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And the Hippos Were Boiled in ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs

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Tornado Alley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Tornado Alley William S. Burroughs

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Speed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Speed William S. Burroughs^! Jr., William S. Burroughs

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The Yage Letters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Yage Letters Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs

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The Place of Dead Roads is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Place of Dead Roads William S. Burroughs

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Ali's Smile: Naked Scientology is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Ali's Smile: Naked Scientology William S. Burroughs

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Blade Runner (a movie) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Blade Runner (a movie) Alan E. Nourse, William S. Burroughs

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Ghost of Chance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Ghost of Chance William S. Burroughs

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Kentucky Ham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Kentucky Ham William S. Burroughs, Jr., William S. Burroughs

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My Education: A Book of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
My Education: A Book of Dreams William S. Burroughs

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Port of Saints is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Port of Saints William S. Burroughs

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The Third Mind is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Third Mind Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs

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Last Words: The Final Journals... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books

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The Electronic Revolution is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
The Electronic Revolution William S. Burroughs

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The Adding Machine: Collected ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books

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Dead Fingers Talk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best William S. Burroughs Books
Dead Fingers Talk William S. Burroughs