I haven't been in a bookshop in a while but today I stumbled into Borders and found a cool "new" release, it's the 50th anniversary edition of William S Burroughs' Naked Lunch. It was one of the last books put on trial to be banned in the United States.
This edition is a restored, newly edited version of the text, in a hardcover with the original calligraphic cover art by surrealist Brion Gysin with textured black end pages, black gilt page edges and a hard shell slipcase.
Like a weird movie, it's one of those books you just have to experience a few times to get.
A few of the aspects explored are:
Noir detective novel
medical, religious and political bureaucracies
bizarre sci-fi elements
drug addict subculture
and much more
None of the topics are dealt with in a direct way of course, being twisted into a textural Mobius strip of dark, post-apocalyptic visions that are great fun to read. Not a boring chapter in the book having each page filled with beautiful weirdness.
Note: This is definitely not to be confused with Edgar Rice Burroughs, the guy who wrote Tarzan... lol!