‘It’s a comedy and a nightmare of Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualisations, outrageous ideas like mind bombs.’ Allen Ginsberg
'"The Place of Dead Roads" is Burroughs at his very best, with the same remarkable ear for dialogue and effortless originality.' Guardian
‘The most radical innovator in fiction since Joyce.’ Angela Carter
‘Burroughs has a paranoid vision, but as he himself said: the psychotic is someone who knows what’s really going on.’ J. G. Ballard, Sunday Times
From the Back Cover
'Drawing your gun should be an easy flowing, casual movement, like handing someone a pen, passing the salt, conveying a benediction.'
In this brilliant but surreal fable, William Burroughs continued his ruthless exploration of society's controlling forces – the State, the Church, literature, drugs – in his inimitable and utterly unique style.
‘“The Place of Dead Roads” is Burroughs’ personal gunfight at the OK Corral and features a cast of notorious characters who set out to challenge the morality of small town America.’ Tribune
‘The hard man of Hip…All his energy went into a battle with the agents of “control” – the thought police.’ Guardian
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