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The Place of Dead Roads

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ISBN13: 9780312278656
ISBN10: 0312278659
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A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.

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"It's a comedy...a nightmare...Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualizations...outrageous ideas like mind bombs." Allen Ginsberg

Review:

"Powerful...a raging torrent of words and images...Burroughs, like Dali, first draws from his insanity, then selects with reason. And what a master of the mother tongue he is — sculpted sentences, poetic prose, riffs that make you gasp in amazement....More accessible and murkily poetic than ever." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"One of the wildest rides into the Wild West, and other parts known and unknown, we will ever have." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"A moving personal saga as well as a record of revolutionary vision." Chicago Tribune Book World

Synopsis:

A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.

Synopsis:

A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. His best-known book is 1959's Naked Lunch, which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and Cities of the Red Night.

In this typically bizarre and brillant novel, Burroughs gets things going with an old-fashioned shoot-out in the American West of frontier times. From here, readers embark on a hyperkinetic adventure wherein a group of gunslingers, led by one Kim Carson, must fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night (and ends with The Western Lands).

"It's a comedy . . . A nightmare . . . Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualizations . . . Outrageous ideas like mind bombs."Allen Ginsberg

"Powerful . . . A raging torrent of words and images . . . Burroughs, like Dalí, first draws from his insanity, then selects with reason. And what a master of the mother tongue he issculpted sentences, poetic prose, riffs that make you gasp in amazement . . . More accessible and murkily poetic than ever."Los Angeles Times Book Review

"One of the wildest rides into the Wild West, and other parts known and unknown, we will ever have."The Washington Post Book World

"A moving personal saga as well as a record of revolutionary vision."Chicago Tribune Book World

About the Author

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's Naked Lunch — which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and Cities of the Red Night (Picador).

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Andre Rigoli, December 18, 2007 (view all comments by Andre Rigoli)
Bill is/was the Guru of true AMERICAN style, in your face forthright engagement. He did so with EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE, WIT, and focus. . Anyone reading Junkie, Naked Lunch, or listens to ANY of his many AUDIO CD's (excerpts from his amazing books) find themselves either totally engaged, or, thinking aout them late at night. . Was that guy REAL?!! Geez! He laid it on the line. A Harvard Graduate, Junkie, Artist, Writer. . he by his own talent rose to the TOP from 51-75' both in print and in recording .. . A very loving man if you knew him well enough. .God Bless William S. Burroughs. He is one of my Main MEn of The Year! Where the hell is he buried anyway? Blessings upon youse all these Holy Days
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312278656
Author:
Burroughs, William S.
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
G-5
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.92 x 0.9 in

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Product details 336 pages Picador USA - English 9780312278656 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's a comedy...a nightmare...Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualizations...outrageous ideas like mind bombs."
"Review" by , "Powerful...a raging torrent of words and images...Burroughs, like Dali, first draws from his insanity, then selects with reason. And what a master of the mother tongue he is — sculpted sentences, poetic prose, riffs that make you gasp in amazement....More accessible and murkily poetic than ever."
"Review" by , "One of the wildest rides into the Wild West, and other parts known and unknown, we will ever have."
"Review" by , "A moving personal saga as well as a record of revolutionary vision."
"Synopsis" by ,
A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.

"Synopsis" by ,
A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. His best-known book is 1959's Naked Lunch, which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and Cities of the Red Night.

In this typically bizarre and brillant novel, Burroughs gets things going with an old-fashioned shoot-out in the American West of frontier times. From here, readers embark on a hyperkinetic adventure wherein a group of gunslingers, led by one Kim Carson, must fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night (and ends with The Western Lands).

"It's a comedy . . . A nightmare . . . Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualizations . . . Outrageous ideas like mind bombs."Allen Ginsberg

"Powerful . . . A raging torrent of words and images . . . Burroughs, like Dalí, first draws from his insanity, then selects with reason. And what a master of the mother tongue he issculpted sentences, poetic prose, riffs that make you gasp in amazement . . . More accessible and murkily poetic than ever."Los Angeles Times Book Review

"One of the wildest rides into the Wild West, and other parts known and unknown, we will ever have."The Washington Post Book World

"A moving personal saga as well as a record of revolutionary vision."Chicago Tribune Book World

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