Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ace D-15

Since Mr. Jalopy broached the subject of the Ace Double novel (a line that I collect myself) , I thought that I would share the interesting fact that buried in the Ace Double lineup is Junkie - Confessions of an unredeemed Drug Addict by Willian Lee, which is a pseudonym of William S. Burroughs.

This was a paperback original, and a first book for Burroughs. If you have ever read the book, you will be confused by the cover art, as the text is written in a rather documentary style, and nowhere in the book will you find a man holding a woman in a choke-hold, wrestling over a hot-plate.

Link to interesting Wikipedia page about the publishing of the book.