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The Place of Dead Roads

READ ↠ The Place of Dead Roads Place of Dead Roads is a hypnotic tale that reveals one of our most provocative writer's imagination at a feverish pitc. It 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 The Divorce Recovery Sourcebook of Dead Roads is a hypnotic tale that reveals Machines Like Me one Conversationally Speaking Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness of HVAC Design Sourcebook our most provocative writer's imagination at a feverish pitc. It s Burroughs what can I say Not really a novel like a stream Hoot 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

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READ ↠ The Place of Dead Roads C adventure in which gunslinger Kim Carson and his associates fight for galactic freedom Comic cosmic and shocking The. I 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 of a movement called the Johnson Family which Burroughs explains was a term to designate good bums and thieves which was elaborated into a code of conduct In the book it elaborates still further into a vast international organization fighting authority and preparing humanity for the evolutionary leap it must take to colonize the stars Much of the book is actually propaganda for Burroughs own views regarding sexuality conformity the State space exploration human transcendence and gun rights For all that Burroughs is a skillful artist who doesn t allow polemic to overwhelm his prose in fact at times exactly the opposite takes place Burroughs was that rarest of combinations a poet and a political thinker and only rarely did he lose sight of the art in his work It is probably for this reason that he remains so influential While in some way each of his books is a rant in favor of his own viewpoint he never descends to the transparency of an Ayn Rand Burroughs allowed creativity to dominate which is probably why some of his genius insights into politics seem uestionable to me now They are unsystematic often the result of trying to push a stray thought to its logical conclusion and intended to be shocking than insightful He is also an expert eroticist although that will be disturbing to anyone who is unprepared for such explicit scenes of gay sex This was one area I got out of the second time aroundThis book is less explicitly misogynist than its predecessor but there remains a disdaindisinterestsuspicion of women in the subtext Women characters are rare and they are often disgusting evil andor stupid The exception is Salt Chunk Mary a de sexualized grande dame of Burroughs imagined underworld She isn t particularly well developed as a character although the same could be said of many of the male characters At least she never turns out to be part of the alien conspiracy to enslave humanity which is itself a concession on Burroughs partFor all the criticisms I ve put into this review it remains a a very enjoyable work of fiction and earns four stars for being something I m glad I took the time to return to

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READ ↠ The Place of Dead Roads A good old fashioned shoot out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkineti. In 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 incidentally the novel s original title The Johnsons are a brotherhood of honorable thieves and other itinerants who play Robin Hood to the rapacious Sherif of Nottingham represented by the Immortality Control Board of Venus and their unwitting minions in government religion and other organizations of Earthly control As might be expected the goal of the Venusian conspiracy is to prevent our souls from ever reaching the Western Lands and the genuine immortality that awaits therein keeping us forever trapped in a scheme of systematic vampirism that like the serfdoms of medieval times and the wage slavery common to most modern states is far from symbiotic in nature In Kim s wordsWe re not fighting for a scrap of sharecropper immortality with the strings hanging off it like Mafioso spaghetti We want the whole tamale The Johnsons are taking over the Western Lands We built it with our brains and our hands We paid for it with our blood and our lives It s ours and we re going to take it And we are not applying in triplicate to the Immortality Control Board Anybody gets in our way we will get our communal back against a rock or a tree and fight the way a raccoon will fight a fucking dogThe ancient Egyptians pioneered the preservation of the physical body and protection of the immortal soul through a marriage of science and the arcane but compared to what Kim has in mind their methods were crude and uncivilized at best To begin with mummification was something that only the obscenely rich could ever hope to afford thus putting this route to immortality in direct conflict with Kim s own aims But even if this privilege were eually available to all members of society the logistics involved in shielding each and every mummy from the elements vandals and inevitable nuclear war were far too staggering to even consider Besides where on Earth would they even find the space to store them allUnlike the pharaohs and their obsession with securing impregnable tombs underground or the astronauts and their insistence on having their entire awkward life process encapsulated and transported with them into Space Kim searches for a way that we might ditch our flawed form altogether on our way through the cosmos and the six cities between us and the Western Lands He considers the human body to be the prison that keeps us stuck in our inescapable cycle of sex and death one which only furthers the aims of those feeding off our vital life energies Therefore justas a prisoner serving a life sentence can think only of escape so Kim takes for granted that the only purpose of his life is space travel The alien medium we glimpse beyond Time is Space And that is where we are going Kim considers that immortality is the only goal worth striving for He knows that it isn t something you just automatically get for believing some nonsense or other like Christianity or Islam It is something you have to work and fight for like everything else in this life or anotherThough vanished from this Earth now for over one hundred thousand years already the cities may yet exist on other planes and planets after all And if a soul is able to project itself through space as well as time no longer encumbered by its physical vessel then its odds of locating the first station on the pilgrimage Tamaghis go from infinitesimal to infinite For now anyway the rest of us remain permanently earthbound and stranded wandering through countless lives forever somewhere along the dead roads And what is a dead road Well se or somebody you used to meet uno amigo tal vez Remember a red brick house on Jane Street Your breath uickens as you mount the worn red carpeted stairs The road to 4 calle Larachi Tangier or 24 Arundle Terrace in London So many dead roads you will never use again a flickering gray haze of old photos pools of darkness in the street like spilled ink a dim movie maruee with smoky yellow bulbs red haired boy with a dead white face The guide points to a map of South America Here se or is the Place of Dead Roads On to The Western Lands


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    E–pub Free [The Place of Dead Roads] ☆ William S. Burroughs FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF è William S. Burroughs William S. Burroughs è 8 READ In 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 accordin

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    E–pub Free [The Place of Dead Roads] ☆ William S. Burroughs I 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

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    E–pub Free [The Place of Dead Roads] ☆ William S. Burroughs FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF è William S. Burroughs He’s tired and nostalgic and a bit satiated but it’s still old Bill

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    E–pub Free [The Place of Dead Roads] ☆ William S. Burroughs REVIEW The Place of Dead Roads I 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 sl

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