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The Place of Dead RoadsAdventure in which gunslingers led by Kim Carson fight for Place of Dead eBook 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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  • Arthur Graham

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsIn The Place of Dead Roads Burroughs takes a detour through the American Old West beginning with the 1899 death of writergunslinger Kim Carsons in a Colorado shootout From there the story unfolds in a nonlinear telling of Kim’s past experience across vast swaths of time and space under various forms and guises as professional assassin and prominent member of “The Johnson Family” i


  • Nate D

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsIn the 80s Burroughs was back in New York appearing in Laurie Anderson songs and writing his last trilogy of strange and garbled not exactly sci fi novels And this fragmented western starring Denton Welch according to Burroughs' introduction for In Youth is Pleasure what would Welch have thought of this I see the connection but Welch's subversion and antisocial impulses are deliciously subtle Burroughs' billboarded constantly but anyway this fragmented postmodern western was the middle volume Back to Welch and the subtlety of his subversion Burroughs definitely does not subvert subtly Here he subverts in broadcasts and direct address in best crank mode railing against gun control the government women albeit mostly they're just ignored as irrelevant to his mostly gay world alien mind control Whether or not Burroughs was a crazy person he writes like one Often he writes like a crazy person who might be objectionable were his vision not so wholly fantas


  • Leo Robertson

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsThis book is garbage nonsense and Burroughs is a terrible author—glad I double checked those facts and don't have to again ;


  • Rhys

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsA totally awesome novel the best I have read so far in 2014 Burroughs is one of my favourite writers and I feel he actually improved as he got older His later books have all the outrageous flights of fancy of his experimental work but they are expressed in much tightly controlled prose The Place of Dead Roads is an ironic psychedelic Western but it's also a prime example of lateral science fiction; and the ideas and conceits it shoots off have enough potential energy and promise to fuel dozens of ordinary SF and fantasy novels Burrough


  • Tosh

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsWilliam Burroughs comes in at least three stages I would recommend reading his books in order because in a sense one gets a narrative history of the Avant Garde writing via his works This is his last great period in literature Here he's an old man commenting on the Western of sorts A place where a liberated man could do his own thing withhout anyone bothering him The ultimate libertarian Burroughs is actually very conservative soul which may surprise people But again what makes him great is his 'voice' which is super funny He's a kook but a kook you would like to have


  • Michael

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsI read this book and its preuel Cities of the Red Night for the first time when I was in college and a lot of it went over my head Interestingly and perhaps because of this I also came out of it convinced that Burroughs was a genius and that his every word should be taken as the Gospel Truth Looking at it now I get what he's saying a lot better and I find that I disagree with him This book begins as a gay Western with some sci fi interludes and gradually becomes bizarre and non chronological The protagonist is Kim Carsons who may or may not be a fictional character from the writings of William Seward Hall a man who died in a shootout at the turn of the century and presumably an alter ego for Burroughs himself Carsons is a misfit a rebel an expert shootist and an insatiable homophile We watch Carsons as he develops from a shy but dangerous teenager into the leader o


  • Josiah Miller

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsThis book is real These are real characters and their abilities to cope with the real world Some of the best language I've read from Burroughs This book has everything I ever wanted in a novel Masterpiece


  • Mel

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsIt’s Burroughs what can I say Not really a novel like a stream of consciousness This was truly word salad but still interesting and filled with really good uotes I enjoyed it but can’t really give it than 3 stars Burroughs fans will like this but not recommended for the Burroughs newbie Not his greatest but really not his worst either 3 stars means “I liked it” An easy read for Burroughs as well


  • Zac Sydow

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsHe’s tired and nostalgic and a bit satiated but it’s still old Bill


  • David

    REVIEW ä The Place of Dead Roads The Place of Dead RoadsI read this about 15 years ago when my tastes were apparently callow than they are now because flicking through it now I don't like it nearly as much as I did then It reads like the rough sketch for a screenplay or for a comic strip kind of slapstick Burroughs might not be trying to shock all the way through but I suspect he is yet it's not written well enough to trigger much shock The f word certainly doesn't do it any and the gory scenes in the book are too unpolished to evoke much Random sample It hits A player is down a broken idiot thing drooling slobbering pus oozing from the cataracts that cluster at his dead burnt out eyes He will be left to the terrible urchins who haunt the mask courts p209 There's just no poetry there For all Burroughs' personal ponderousness this book just reads like a dime store