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A good old fashioned shoot out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for. 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 strivin

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The Place of Dead RoadsThis hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers led by Kim Carson fight for galactic freedom The Pla. William 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 a drink with

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characters The Place of Dead Roads è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ï A good old fashioned 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 tCe of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands. 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