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).
Probably the most coherent of Burroughs' work . . . a 25th Century sci-fi adventure in the mind-space trippin' through a Wild West time warp . . . Read morePublished 7 months ago by Salvidali
This book will be a little Advante Guarde, and hard to undersatand for a lot of readers. The main characters ability as a crack shot, and the some what odd cast of characters he... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mike Dirksen
This particular work of William S Burrough, in conjunction with all his previous works, acts as a key to a lost codex of the infinite. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Kim Carsons
In my opinion William S. Burroughs was one of the greatest authors of the 20th century.
In this masterpiece the author weaves an incredible series of vignettes,... Read more
the book starts off well with some deft writing on wild west style duels and guns--burroughs knows his shootin' irons. Read morePublished on January 31, 2002 by michael fowler
This may be the most accessible of all of Burrough's books, and proves his brilliant command of the language. Read morePublished on September 7, 2001 by Lee Higgs