An amazing journey into the hobo underworld circa 1920. Jack Black takes his readers frieght-hopping around the still wide open West, becomes a member of the "yegg" (criminal) brotherhood and a highwayman, learns the outlaw philosophy from Foot-and-a-half George and the Sactimonious Kid, gets hooked on opium, passes through hobo jungles, hop joints and penitentiaries, ending up in San Francisco in time to write this book.
– Picked by Andy, City Lights Books
The favorite book of William Burroughs. A BookSense 77 selection.